William Blake

(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London)

My Pretty Rose Tree - Poem by William Blake

A flower was offered to me,
Such a flower as May never bore;
But I said 'I've a pretty rose tree,'
And I passed the sweet flower o'er.

Then I went to my pretty rose tree,
To tend her by day and by night;
But my rose turned away with jealousy,
And her thorns were my only delight.

Topic(s) of this poem: tree


Comments about My Pretty Rose Tree by William Blake

  • Susan Williams (3/15/2016 3:39:00 PM)


    I think The Rose Tree is about jealousy, the undeserved type. The man turns down the offer of a single....ummm... night, kiss, whatever... and goes home to his wife who offers him more satisfaction.. Unfortunately the wife is jealous that another woman has given him attention- perhaps because the man put himself into that situation. She turns away from him, giving him the cold shoulder and their marriage is damaged by a misunderstanding- or perhaps an understanding. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/15/2016 2:00:00 PM)


    Superb Poem, Thanks for sharing...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/15/2016 12:33:00 PM)


    Amazing composition. Short and sweet and nicely rhymed. Impressive personification. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (3/15/2016 9:00:00 AM)


    when your love is betrayed, beat your chest and say with Oscar Wilde 'my heart was made to be broken' (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (3/15/2016 8:32:00 AM)


    The high encomium of his own rose tree Blake has made to one has created jealousy to his own rose tree is something fantastic to read! (Report) Reply

  • (3/15/2016 3:03:00 AM)


    The good flowers that makes up the joy.The great says the beauty of life. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/15/2016 2:07:00 AM)


    Respect to nature! With the muse of love. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (3/15/2016 1:07:00 AM)


    I love Blake's seeming simplicity. I never grow tired of reading his works. (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2016 7:27:00 PM)


    .............wonderful poetry....I love the beautiful rose metaphor ★ (Report) Reply

  • Alisha Castle (12/28/2015 11:48:00 AM)


    pretty and well decorated poetry (Report) Reply

  • Rifqi Syahputra (10/22/2015 2:48:00 AM)


    i have a pretty rose tree (Report) Reply

  • Thembelihle Zungu (4/18/2015 10:24:00 AM)


    Short sweet and lovely (Report) Reply

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Read poems about / on: flower, rose, tree, night



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 23, 2014


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