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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
353. To Spring
 
William Blake (1757–1827)
 
 
O THOU with dewy locks, who lookest down
Through 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 one another, and the listening        5
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turn’d
Up to thy bright pavilions: 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 lovesick 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 are bound up for thee.
 

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