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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Selections from ‘The Four Zoas’
[The Wanderer]
 
(Four Zoas, Night I, from a deleted passage following l. 121.)

ENION brooded o’er the rocks: the rough rocks groaning vegetate—
Such power was given to the solitary Wanderer—
The barkèd Oak, the long-limb’d Beech, the Chestnut-tree, the Pine,
The Pear-tree mild, the frowning Walnut, the sharp Crab, and Apple sweet;
The rough bark opens, twittering peep forth little beaks and wings,        5
The Nightingale, the Goldfinch, Robin, Lark, Linnet and Thrush;
The Goat leap’d from the craggy cliff, the Sheep awoke from the mould;
Upon its green stalk rose the Corn, waving innumerable,
Enfolding the bright infants from the desolating winds.
 
 
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