Quotation by William Blake

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.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Songs of Experience, "The Sick Rose," (1794), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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