To Morning

William Blake 1757 (Soho) – 1827 (London)



O holy virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heav'n's golden gates, and issue forth;
Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light
Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey'd dew that cometh on waking day.
O radiant morning, salute the sun
Rous'd like a huntsman to the chase, and with
Thy buskin'd feet appear upon our hills.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Scheme ABACDEFG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 342
Words 64
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

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