Saturday mellow: Ah! Sunflower

Ah Sunflower, William Blake, read by Allen Ginsberg with lovely video:

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.

(William Blake – from “Songs of Experience” 1794)

Hat tip to the Allen Ginsburg Project

amazing sunflowerMy avatar on twitter is a sunflower which is why I think the owner of the blog tweeted this poem to me.


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