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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
To Spring
By William Blake (1757–1827)
 
O THOU with dewy locks, who lookest down
Thro’ the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!
 
The hills tell each other, and the list’ning        5
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turned
Up to thy bright pavillions: issue forth,
And let thy holy feet visit our clime.
 
Come o’er the eastern hills, and let our winds
Kiss thy perfumèd garments; let us taste        10
Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls
Upon our love-sick land that mourns for thee.
 
O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languish’d head,        15
Whose modest tresses were bound up for thee!
 
 
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