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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
The Sunflower
By William Blake (1757–1827)
 
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,        5
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my sunflower wishes to go.
 
 
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