Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, INFANT SORROW, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE



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First Line: My mother groaned, my father wept
Last Line: To sulk upon my mother's breast.
Subject(s): Bible; Birth; Mythology; Time; Child Birth; Midwifery


My mother groaned, my father wept:
Into the dangerous world I leapt,
Helpless, naked, piping loud,
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.

Struggling in my father's hands,
Striving against my swaddling-bands,
Bound and weary, I thought best
To sulk upon my mother's breast.




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