Wednesday Words

Dark Garden  by Brian Andreas

Dark Garden by Brian Andreas

What are you watering? What better things would you be doing?

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday Words

  1. Reminds me of William Blake’s “A Poison Tree,” but Andreas’ is more to-the-point, more useful as an inspiration for action.

    Here’s Blake. The toll the anger takes on the speaker is presented less explicitly than in Andreas, but the simplicity of the first two lines suggests the path of better grace and personal health. (Blake also accompanied his words with illustrations: worth googling)

    A Poison Tree
    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 watered 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 veiled the pole;
    In the morning, glad, I see
    My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

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