Spotlight Poetry – How Violets Came Blue – A poem by Robert Herrick

© Nikita Papro, Bouquet of Violets, 1996, (“Bouquet of violets ” by Sergei Paprotskyi)

How Violets Came Blue by Robert Herrick

Love on a day, wise poets tell,
Some time in wrangling spent,

Whether the violets should excel,
Or she, in sweetest scent.

But Venus having lost the day,
Poor girls, she fell on you:

And beat ye so, as some dare say,
Her blows did make ye blue.

Poem Attribution © Robert Herrick, How Violets Came Blue

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Painting Attribution © Nikita Papro, Bouquet of Violets, 1996, (“Bouquet of violets ” by Sergei Paprotskyi)

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