During this year studying English Literature and Creative Writing, I’ve developed a new appreciation for poetry. With this in mind, I thought that I’d start a new weekly feature on So Many Books, So Little Time in which I share with you my favourite poems. They may be ones I discover on my course or ones I’ve loved for a long time.
Hopefully some of you will join me in sharing some awesome poems. I’ve got two short poems for you today instead of one longer one. Enjoy!
The Lilly – William Blake (1794)
The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:
The humble sheep, a threatening horn:
While the Lilly white, shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn or a threat stain her Beauty bright.
The Sick Rose – William Blake (1794)
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.
More Blake from A-level English Lit. I loved these ones so much that I memorised them so that I could use them in my exam. And I can still (sort of) recite them.