Jane Taylor

(23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824 / Colchester, England)

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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/2/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    ......oh this is a beautiful poem.....so lovely....with great rhythm and flow....truly enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Nycole Davey (3/2/2006 7:48:00 PM)

    i really like this poem. the everitt middle school girl's choir (7th & 8th graders) are singing 'The Violet' for our concert and it is just beautiful. my teacher's name is Ms. Edewaard and she works really hard to keep the class singing. she sometimes gets on everyone's nerves, but overall, she okay! ! ! (Report) Reply

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