by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

To a lovely myrtle bound
Language: English 
To a lovely myrtle bound,
Blossoms showering all around,
Oh, how weak and weary I
Underneath my myrtle lie!

Why should I be bound to thee,
O my lovely myrtle tree?
Love, free love cannot be bound
To any tree that grows on ground.

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Sometimes titled "To my Myrtle" with only lines 1-6


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This text was added to the website: 2009-08-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 44