William Blake

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William Blake is a visionary poet (28 November 1757 — 12 August 1827) who provides a timeless perspective on love:

Children of the future age,

Reading this indignant page,

Know that in a former time,

Love! sweet Love! was thought a crime.

from Songs of Experience.

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.

Wikipedia Article.