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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Poems from the Rossetti MS.: Earlier Poems
The Wild Flower’s Song
 
AS 1 I wander’d the forest,
The green leaves among,
I heard a Wild Flower
Singing a song.
 
‘I slept in the earth        5
In the silent night,
I murmur’d my fears
And I felt delight.
 
‘In the morning I went,
As rosy as morn,        10
To seek for new joy;
But I met with scorn.’
 
Note 1. The Wild Flower’s Song] As originally written stanzas ii and iii formed the entire poem. Later, on another page, Blake added the introductory stanza, with the catchwords (‘I slept in the Earth (dark del.) &c.’) and finally the title. 3 flower] thistle MS. 1st rdg. del. 5 I was found in the dark MS. 1st rdg. del. [back]
 
 
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