Roses are Red Poems

I don't know about you, but often I try to remember roses are red poems. 

I searched the Internet about the subject and i will share my finds. Even though the "Roses are red" poems can refer to a poem or a class of doggerel (Doggerel is a derogatory term for verse considered of little literary value) I had a lot of fun discovering them.

The most common contemporary form of the poem is:

Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet;
and so are you.


Origins of the Red Roses Poems

The origins of the poem might be traced as far back as 1590 from the epic Faerie Queene by Sir Edmund Spencer.

It was upon a Sommers shynie day,
When Titan faire his beames did display,
In a fresh fountaine, farer from all mensa vew,
She bath'd her breast, the boiling heat t'allay;
She bath'd with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowers, that in the forest grew.

A 1784 collection of English rhymes goes as follows:

The rose is red, the violet's blue,
The honey's sweet, and so are you.
Thou are my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it should be you.

Fantine, in the classic Les Miserable's by Victor Hugo sung;

Les bleuets sont bleus, les rose sont rose',
Les bleuets sont bleus, j'aime mes amours.

We will buy very pretty things A-walking through the faubourgs. Violets are blue, roses are red, Violets are blue, I love my loves.


Funny Poems, Roses are Red

Let me share a few with you. I love these doggerel poems. Some of my favorite for today:

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Cashews are nuts.
And so are you.


Roses are red....no they're not!!!
Roses are yellow...as if...
Roses are pink...all lies
Roses are any colour we want...


Roses are red
Violets are blue
Spending the night
without marriage


Roses are red, violets are blue
Sugar is sweet and so are you.
However;
The roses are wilting

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