Ah Sunflower

William Blake 1757 (Soho) – 1827 (London)



Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
   Who countest the steps of the sun;
 Seeking after that sweet golden clime
   Where the traveller's journey is done;
 
 Where the Youth pined away with desire,
   And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
 Arise from their graves, and aspire
   Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 17, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB XCXC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 304
Words 52
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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