Never Seek to Tell Thy Love

For detailed notes on this song, please visit Three Songs of Blake and Donne.

The audio recording provided is used with the permission of the composer and features soprano Mara Bonde with composer Allen Brings at the piano.

Date: 1958Composer: Allen BringsText: William BlakeSong Collection: Three Songs of Blake and Donne

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by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart,
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears —
Ah, she doth depart.

Soon as she was gone from me
A traveller came by
Silently, invisibly —
He took her with a sigh.

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"Three Songs of Blake and Donne"

Composer(s): Allen Brings

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