The Sick Rose (Songs of Experience)

For works with similar titles, see The Sick Rose.

The Sick Rose is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Experience in 1794.

Blake's Plate of The Sick Rose.

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.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.