The Lilly

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Copy F of the Lilly, below the My Pretty Rose Tree and Ah! Sunflower in Songs of Experience. This copy of the poem is currently held by the Yale Center for British Art[1]
For the feminist publication, see The Lily (newspaper).

The Lilly is a poem written by the English poet William Blake. It was published as part of his collection Songs of Experience in 1794.

The Poem[edit]

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat’ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

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