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  1. A Poison Tree

From the recording English Poets

A song setting of the poem by William Blake, from his Songs Of Experience, written in 1794.
https://www.litcharts.com/poetry/william-blake/a-poison-tree

Lyrics

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 and morning with my tears;
And I sunned it with 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.