Blake, “A Poison Tree” (Songs of Experience), various readers

1) Read by Elyse Menendez. Source: UMW. Download

2) Read by Rebecca Zeitz. Source: UMW. Download

3) Read by Cleopatra Mathis. Source: Romantic Circles Download

4) Read by Unknown. Source: Classic Poetry Aloud Download

5) Read by Douglas Kearney. Source: Romantic Circles Download

6) Read by Jim Cadwell. Source: Librivox.org. Download

The Poison Tree

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I water’d it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with my smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright;
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veil’d the pole:
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretch’d beneath the tree

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