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THE SICK ROSE, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by         Recitation     Poem Explanation     Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: O rose, thou art sick!
Last Line: Does thy life destroy.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Despair; Flowers; Mythology; Roses; Worms; Dead, The

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.

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