Never Seek to Tell Thy Love

(1958)
For detailed notes on this song, please visit this page: Three Songs of Blake and Donne.

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by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart,
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears --
Ah, she doth depart.

Soon as she was gone from me
A traveller came by
Silently, invisibly --
He took her with a sigh.

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