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Clare, John - And in her breast she hid it there As true love's happy omen

Identifier

005188

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

"Hope Comforting Love in Bondage" which was painted by Sidney Harold Meteyard in 1901

 

A description of the experience

John Clare– from the Everyman's poetry collection

And in her breast she hid it there
As true love's happy omen
Gold had not claimed a safer care
I thought love's name was woman.
I claimed a kiss she laughed away,
I sweetly sold the blossom;
I thought myself a king that day;
My throne was beauty's bosom
And little thought an evil hour
Was bringing clouds around me
And least of all that little flower
Would turn a thorn to wound me

The source of the experience

Clare, John

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Thorn

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Unrequited love

Suppressions

Manic depression

Commonsteps

References