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A Visit to William Blake's Inn Chapter Summary & Analysis - Poem 8, "Two Sunflowers Move into the Yellow Room" Summary

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Poem 8, "Two Sunflowers Move into the Yellow Room" Summary

This poem is written in dactylic form in the voices of the beautiful sunflowers. They talk to William Blake, another demand from the seemingly endless demands Blake receives as innkeeper. The sunflowers are tired of being outside, traveling all the time, and they want to have a more stable environment, a room with a view. They take a room with a window, arranging themselves there, and set to watching the Sun from there, "counting the steps," as the Sun moves across the sky. Although they are positioned in a vase, they also take root in the carpet, moving perhaps as slowly as the woven topaz tortoises there.

This poem only contains two stanzas. The first is the sunflowers speaking. They shine with dew, so it must be early in the morning...

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