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kids English Poem| A Little Girl Lost Poem by William Blake

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    kids English Poem: The poem ‘A Little Girl Lost’ is about a girl who is lost from her father after disappointing him and falling in love with a young guy. Blake describes the father in this poem as a guy who denies his daughter the freedom to love and live a happy life with her lover. I hope you will enjoy this poem.

    Children of the future age,
    Reading this indignant page,
    Know that in a former time
    Love, sweet love, was thought a crime.

    In the age of gold,
    Free from winter’s cold,
    Youth and maiden bright,
    To the holy light,
    Naked in the sunny beams delight.

    Once a youthful pair,
    Filled with the softest care,
    Met in garden bright
    Where the holy light
    Had just removed the curtains of the night.

    Then, in rising day,
    On the grass they play;
    Parents were afar,
    Strangers came not near,
    And the maiden soon forgot her fear.

    Tired with kisses sweet,
    They agree to meet
    When the silent sleep
    Waves o’er heaven’s deep,
    And the weary tired wanderers weep.

    To her father white
    Came the maiden bright;
    But his loving look,
    Like the holy book
    All her tender limbs with terror shook.

    “Ona, pale and weak,
    To thy father speak!
    Oh, the trembling fear!
    Oh the dismal care
    That shakes the blossoms of my hoary hair!”

    William Blake published The Little Girl Lost in his book Songs of Innocence and Experience in 1794. Grevel Lindop, the scholar, believes that this poem reflects Blake’s pattern of passage from “the spontaneous, creative Innocence of infancy” to the “complex and sophisticated.

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