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  • The Sick Rose
    William Blake
    19 Aug 2003

    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.

    ... Studied this in first year Uni. Is held up as one of the most potent short poems ever. There is easily enough imagery here for a 3+ page essay...