Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman
into_the_wild

:: A Poison Tree ::


Something triggered in my head this poem today: The Poison Tree
While it remains one of my favs (The Fly's pretty good as well), I'm intrigued how it was triggered...

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I water'd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with my smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright;
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine,

And into my garden stole
When the night had veil'd the pole:
In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree
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