A rose and poppy talked about
Which flower was loved the best.
The rose explained: “It’s surely me.
I’m better than the rest.”
"Which flowers do lovers give as gifts,
The poppy or the rose?
It’s roses that they buy for love,
As everybody knows.”
The poppy thought about this fact
And sadly had to sigh.
She conceded this was all too true -
A fact which made her to cry
Her sister poppies all agreed:
“The rose is best of all.
Our petals were not made to last
And very quickly fall.”
A painter came into their field.
“I’m Monet” is what he said.
“I want to paint a stunning scene
With poppies proud and red.”
“The beauty of your crimson flowers
Has really touched my heart,
And people will remember you
Each time they see my art.”
Today the poppies lift their heads -
You’ll never hear them cry,
And in Monet’s lovely painting
They’ll never ever die.
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Follow up: Why are roses more popular as cut flowers than poppies?