August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

“The Clod and the Pebble” by William Blake

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Clod and Pebble, by William Blake

William Blake

The Clod and the Pebble

William Blake

“Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.”

So sung a little Clod of Clay
Trodden with the cattle’s feet,
But a Pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:

“Love seeketh only self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another’s loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven’s despite.”

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From William Blake’s collection, Songs of Experience (1794). Source of poem: Poetryfoundation.org. The image above is by William Blake, and it is from Wikipedia.

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I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

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