Posted by Haley on September 04, 1997 at 17:17:41:
A flower was offered to me,
Such a flower as May never bore;
But I said "I've a pretty rose tree,"
And I passed the sweet flower o'er.
Then I went to my pretty rose tree,
To tend her by day and by night;
But my rose turned away with jealousy,
And her thorns were my only delight.
By William Blake
I was wondering what this means (if it has a meaning..)
my first thought was that the flowers are women and he was offered one that wasn't very attractive... and he passed the flower o'er... but then the women he chose which was beautiful (the rose tree) turns out to be jealous and doesn't give him any favors.. or something...
now is this totally off? or does this poem not even have a meaning? what do you all think ?
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