Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, EXPERIMENT, by WILLIAM BLAKE

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First Line: Thou hast a lap full of seed
Last Line: Some stinking weed
Variant Title(s): "o Lapwing;""thou Hast A Lap Full Of Seed"";
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Plants; Seeds; Planting; Planters

Thou hast a lap full of seed
And this is a fine country
Why dost thou not cast thy seed
And live in it merrily

Shall I cast it on the sand
And turn it into fruitful land
For on no other ground
Can I sow my seed
Without tearing up
Some stinking weed

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