Adeline Foster

Silver Star - 3,389 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

. Violet In June - Poem by Adeline Foster

.Violet In June

A violet caught I in repose
Upon a sunbathed bank.
Her head was bowed. Do you suppose
It was from life she shrank?

She seemed so wilted in despair;
No tear was in her eye.
She languished in the torrid air
And seemed resigned to die.

Oh little violet, you have bloomed
When others fail the task;
Amid the hardships that have loomed
There is no more we ask.

Although a breeze of furnace heat
Has robbed you of your tear,
Your destiny is not complete,
Put off your shrinking fear.

Oh little violet, lift your eyes
Above the world, up to the sun;
Fear not, for when the daylight dies
Another dew will come.

Topic(s) of this poem: courage, poem

Comments about . Violet In June by Adeline Foster

  • Gold Star - 5,298 Points Hans Vr (8/25/2015 6:50:00 AM)

    This is a very touching and meaningful poem, Adeline. A great ten.
    It starts out sad, but an optimism that is palpable, leaves the reader with a good feeling in the end.
    Look up dear violet, another dawn will come! (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,072 Points Maya Hanson (12/15/2013 3:23:00 PM)

    Oh little violet, lift your eyes
    Above the world, up to the sun;
    Fear not, for when the daylight dies
    Another dew will come.
    Beautiful and inspiring!
    ~mye3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Whisperkwane Lamb (9/19/2013 3:58:00 AM)

    Hope...all living things have it... as you so bravely put it (Another dew will come) ...sunburn is apart of life...her whole world is full of the unexpected happenings...getting pucked by a walker by...a new home she dread...tears for many for reasons...Violet in Violet be still...was she the only Violet? hope and loneliness...are (kin) ...I saw much in your make me think when I read you...thank you...MS.Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 660 Points Diana Van Den Berg (9/16/2013 3:10:00 AM)

    The reason why no tear was in the violet's eye is that she gave it to me (and a couple more) when I read this exquisite, microcosmic gem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 942 Points Mary Forrester (9/14/2013 11:15:00 AM)

    Another delightful poem Adeline. Your truly talented. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 521 Points John Brown (9/8/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    This poem reminds me of some of the short stories of Eugene Field. I like his work, and I like this poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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