George Meredith

Here you will find the Poem Violets of poet George Meredith


Violets, shy violets! 
How many hearts with you compare! 
Who hide themselves in thickest green, 
And thence, unseen, 
Ravish the enraptured air 
With sweetness, dewy fresh and rare! 

Violets, shy violets! 
Human hearts to me shall be 
Viewless violets in the grass, 
And as I pass, 
Odours and sweet imagery 
Will wait on mine and gladden me!