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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue - Poem on Rose Flowers for Kids

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An Overview of the Poem Roses are Red

"Roses are Red" is one of the oldest nursery rhymes as it was published in 1784 in Gammer Gurton's Garland that closely resembles the current version of the poem.  It's a very famous poem among children. They enjoy singing this poem very much. As there are no hard words, they can easily sing, learn and understand the poem without any difficulty.

Roses are Red

Roses are Red

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue Rhymes Lyrics

There are many different versions of "roses are red". Some of them are given below.

Current Version

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue Poem:

"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 shou'd be You."

Original Version:

  Roses are red,

  Violets are blue,

  sugar is sweet,

  and so are you.

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"Roses are Red" Poem Modern Version

Here's Another "Love" Version

  Roses are red,

  Violets are blue

  You are cute

  I'm falling in love with you.

 This a Weird "Children's" Version:

  Roses are red.

  Violets are blue.

  Cashews are nuts.

  and so are you.

  Roses are red

  Violets are blue

  Onions stink

  And so do you!

Violets are Blue - Roses are Blue.

Violets are Blue - Roses are Blue.

Solved Questions

Write True or False.

1. Some roses are red. - True

2. All roses are red. - False

3. Violets are blue. - True

4. Violets are red. - False

5. All roses are blue. - False

Learning by Doing

Kids Activity: Red Or Blue!

Identify the right colour for the following given objects (either red or blue):

  • Apple

  • Sky

  • Cherry

  • Strawberry

  • Blueberries

  • Gas Flames/fire


Flowers are the little wonders of the world with their sweet beauty and fragrance that awaken all our senses. We all have heard of the most famous poem that begins with "Rose Are Red" - "Violets Are Blue".  The poem was made famous by Garland of Gammer Gurton in 1784. Poems about flowers have been written for centuries, there is nothing in this world as poets say is more beautiful than a flower.

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FAQs on Roses are Red, Violets are Blue - Poem on Rose Flowers for Kids

1. Are all the roses red?

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue, but in reality, roses can be of many different colours such as blue, pink, orange, white etc.

2. What is the origin of the poem "Roses are red"?

The origins of the poem can be traced back to Sir Edmund Spenser in 1590 and later made famous by Garland of Gammer Gurton in 1784.

The original version of the poem by Sir Edmund Spenser:

"It was upon a Sommers shynie day,

When Titan faire his beames did display,

In a fresh Fountaine; farre from all men's view!

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!"

3. What indicated the poem "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue"?

Roses are red, violets are blue, honey is sweet, and so are you." This is a world-famous poem that echoes the beauty of romance. The poem brings forth vivid images of a lover giving a red rose to his lover. He treats his lover as sweet as honey which shows how much he cares for her.