Ah! Sunflower!

William Blake, 1794
Ah! Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveler'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!


 

Source: Sunflowers, A Book of Kansas Poems
Willard Wattles   -   1916

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