My Pretty Rose Tree Poem by William Blake

My Pretty Rose Tree

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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.

Susan Williams 15 March 2016

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.

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* Sunprincess * 01 January 2016

.............wonderful poetry....I love the beautiful rose metaphor ★

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Alisha Castle 28 December 2015

pretty and well decorated poetry

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Rifqi Syahputra 22 October 2015

i have a pretty rose tree

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M Asim Nehal 15 March 2016

Superb Poem, Thanks for sharing...10

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Solomon Senxer 21 October 2018

Great poem! Though I don't want to subscribe the feminist interpretation of it.

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Rizwan 20 July 2018

Nice video

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Swati 09 June 2018

This one is good poem for kids

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vincent arockiasamy 23 November 2017

my daughter participating poem completion and she read this poem.she was been asked the mean of this.

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