- Year Published: 1883
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Taylor, A. & Taylor, J. (1883). Little Ann and Other Poems. New York: George Routledge & Sons.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.7
- Word Count: 108
Taylor, A. (1883). The Violet. Selected American and British Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved November 29, 2015, from
Taylor, Ann and Jane. "The Violet." Selected American and British Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1883. Web. <>. November 29, 2015.
Ann and Jane Taylor, "The Violet," Selected American and British Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1883), accessed November 29, 2015,.
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 color bright and fair;
It might have graced a rosy bower
Instead of hiding there.
Yet there 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.