Nov 6, 2013

"A Poison Tree": The poem read by Klaus in 'The Originals'

A Poison Tree Poem The Originals


In the episode 6 "Fruit of the Poisoned Tree", the first scene was shown Klaus and Elijah both reading a book. In a voice over, Klaus reads the poem "A Poison Tree" while Marcel is being shown. The poem aptly describes the current relationship of Klaus and his "frenemy" Marcel.

Read the full poem below:
A Poison Tree
By William Blake
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.
And into my garden stole,
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.