Where My Sunflower Wishes to Go


AH! SUNFLOWER

Ah! sunflower, 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 sunflower wishes to go.

William Blake

 
 

Photograph by Patti Smith

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