The Violet

Down in a green and shady bed,
A modest violet grew;
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view.
And yet it was a lovely flower,
Its colour bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower,
Instead of hiding there.

Yet thus it was content to bloom,
In modest tints arrayed;
And there diffused a sweet perfume,
Within the silent shade.

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see;
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility.

by Jane Taylor

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The poem Violet is a very interesting poem for children It is also a nice poem to me alsof
The 'Violet' represents a person who is extremely talented but is afraid to show his or her talents.She could have been the most beautiful thing ever know to the mankind, only if she came out of her hiding and oyster shell, and showed his or her talents. It means one's hidden talents cannot be unseen by others
Violets were once a popular symbol of sapphic love. I don't know if that has anything to do with this poem, but it's interesting to think how this information could change the meaning of the poem, no?
Bliss Beauty Flowers In Settings Wild if I were a master florist seeking out a bloom perfect flowers with flawed bent heads would get a peep not swift into dustbin discarded go not one customer wept alas not a single soul to shed tears for flowers to early tomb sent but unless your florists a flower with a bend stem that hangs its head which still looks beautiful smells like sweet perfume is still a precious rare joy to behold in wild settings Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'The Violet' by Jane Taylor. Dedicated to the poet Jane Taylor. Split image from the poem 'A Master Florist Seeks Out A Perfect Bloom' by Terence George Craddock.
A Master Florist Seeks Out A Perfect Bloom if I were a master florist seeking out a perfect bloom flowers with flawed bent heads would not get a peep into dustbin discarded go not one customer to weep not a single soul to shed a tear for flowers sent to early tomb but unless your a florist a flower with a bend stem that hangs its head which still glance looks startling beautiful smells like sweet perfume is still a precious rare joy to behold in settings wild Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'The Violet' by Jane Taylor. Dedicated to the poet Jane Taylor. Original version of the split image 'Bliss Beauty Flowers In Settings Wild' by Terence George Craddock.
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