I asked a Thief (von William Blake)

Aus dem Werk „The Rossetti Manuscript“ (1810)


I asked a Thief

I asked a thief to steal me a peach:
He turned up his eyes.
I ask’d a lithe lady to lie her down:
Holy and meek, she cries.

As soon as I went
An Angel came:
He wink’d at the thief,
And smil’d at the dame;

And without one word said
Had a peach from the tree,
And still as a maid
Enjoy’d the lady.