The Sick Rose Poem by William Blake

The Sick Rose

Rating: 3.2

O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,

Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

Benjamin Markham 07 April 2007

I love this poem, to me the rose represents england and the invisible world is the birth idustrial nation. like alot of Blakes poetry its about the beauty of the natural world

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Very nice i give 5 points

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Captain Herbert Poetry 15 June 2015

a beautiful and very symbolic poem

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Great is this poem. It is likely from one the greatest

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* Sunprincess * 30 December 2015

.....beautiful metaphor...and nicely penned ★

4 8 Reply 18 December 2021

Rose with out continuous water and love with out contacting each other Will never last

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Angelima 25 May 2020

Reading this poem has made me have violent gastro, it lives up to its name.

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Solomon Senxer 13 September 2019

Very relevant in its message to many walks of life!

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Arifa khatun 28 June 2018

Really romantic

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Joshua Adeyemi 09 April 2018

my lecturer had given us this with a taste of analysis................................... SICK Indeed

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