Blake, William - Love seeketh not itself to please
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William Blake – from The Complete Poems
Love seeketh not itself to please
Nor for itself hath any care
But for another gives its ease
And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.
So sang a little Clod of Clay
Trodden with the cattle feet
But a pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet.
Love seeketh only Self to please
To bind another to its delight
Joys in another’s loss of ease
And builds a Hell in Heavens despite.