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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.

Ah! Sun-flower

William Blake (1757–1827)

AH, sun-flower! 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 sun-flower wishes to go.