The Sick Rose 蔷薇蔫 by William Blake

This is my Chinese translation of Blake’s poem :


The Sick Rose 蔷薇蔫

By William Blake  1757 – 1827


O Rose, thou art sick: 啊薔薇,你蔫了

The invisible worm, 無形的蠕虫

That flies in the night 在夜間飛躍

In the howling storm, 風雨呼嘯中

Has found out thy bed 覓到你的花壇

Of crimson joy; 你血紅的欣喜

And his dark secret love暗戀著你的它

Does thy life destroy. 摧毀了你終生

(c) Mary Tang 2016


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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4 Responses to The Sick Rose 蔷薇蔫 by William Blake

  1. Dalo 2013 says:

    Blake sure has a way with words, a deep poem ~ now if my Chinese was just good enough to follow your characters too :-) The words/characters sure look beautiful side-by-side.

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  2. arlingwoman says:

    Wow, Mary, I had forgotten this poem. That Blake, he sure knows how to conjure trouble as well as wild joy. Thanks.

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