I WENT TO THE GARDEN OF LOVE.
AND SAW WHAT I NEVER HAD SEEN:
A CHAPEL WAS BUILT IN THE MIDST,
WHERE I USED TO PLAY ON THE GREEN.

AND THE GATES OF THIS CHAPEL WERE SHUT,
AND YOU SHALL NOT, WRIT OVER THE DOOR;
SO I TURNED TO THE GARDEN OF LOVE,
THAT SO MANY SWEET FLOWERS BORE,

AND I SAW IT WAS FILLED WITH GRAVES,
AND TOMB-STONES WHERE FLOWERS SHOULD BE
IN MY OLD SECRET PLACE.

AND PRIESTS IN BLACK GOWNS, WERE WALKING THEIR SACRED ROUNDS,

AND BINDING WITH BRIARS, MY ANCIENT JOYS & ALL THOSE DESIRES

I WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT MY PROUD SOUL, I WILL NEVER DO IT ANYMORE

William Blake (The Garden of Love)


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