The Garden of Love

  &   | January 24,2013 11:15 am IST


I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen:


A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.


And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
And "Thou shalt not" writ over the door;


So I turned to the Garden of Love,
That so many sweet flowers bore;


And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tombstones where flowers should be;


And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briers my joys and desires.