Jane Taylor

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

The Violet - Poem by Jane Taylor

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.

Comments about The Violet by Jane Taylor

  • Gold Star - 22,279 Points Terry Craddock (11/22/2015 10:34:00 PM)

    The moral of the poem could be, unless your a florist, a flower with a bend stem that hangs its head, which still looks beautiful and smells like sweet perfume, is still a precious joy to behold in the wild. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 146 Points Paul Schroeder (11/22/2015 9:26:00 PM)

    a pleasant poem; I enjoy the alternate lines rhyming; wish I could write like that. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,865 Points Susan Williams (11/22/2015 1:47:00 PM)

    A very prettily written poem, almost as humble as its topic. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 40,717 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/22/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    Nice imagery and beautiful poem....10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points John Petree (11/22/2015 5:38:00 AM)

    The beauty in something so simple to express a deeper meaning is astonishing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,404 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (11/22/2015 5:13:00 AM)

    Then let me to the valley go
    This pretty flower to see
    That I may also learn to grow
    In sweet humility.
    A fantastic write. Loved the desire of learning to grow in humility. Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,878 Points Neran Sati (11/22/2015 3:55:00 AM)

    that poem is a violet
    that is
    the poem
    .. is a violet (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 5,878 Points Neran Sati (11/22/2015 4:17:00 PM)

    meaning that the poem and it object are ideally bound..

  • Veteran Poet - 1,804 Points Oduro Bright Amoh (11/22/2015 1:38:00 AM)

    A lesson in humility sweetly written. Wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,621 Points * 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

  • Rookie 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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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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