Post: Questioning the color of violets, some people....didn't know the rhyme was wrong
Writer: satanpositive, marzipanandminutiae, ineptshieldmaid on tumblr and AO3, squeeful on tumblr and AO3, oceanbound-icarus (aka hopelessromanticinspace), nobodybetterhavethisoneoriswear, thequeerwithabeard
Rated: General Audiences
Summary: A podfic of tumblr discourse about the 'roses are red, violets are blue' couplet. Are violets in fact blue or purple? How do we make sense of the classic poem? Join us for rousing poetic discourse on the history of purple, rhyme schemes, vocabulary expansion, and a re-imagining of romance(?!)
Length: 3:49, 3.84 MB
Cover Art: rhythmia. Image description: Black background. On the top right corner, a vertical photograph of two red roses. On the bottom left corner, a horizontal photograph of a spray of purple violets and leaves. Top left text reads: A poetic discussion of a classic verse about purple flowers. Text below reads: Written by satanpositive, marzipanandminutiae, ineptshieldmaid, squeeful, oceanbound-icarus, nobodybetterhavethisoneoriswear, thequeerwithabeard. Bottom right text reads: Read by rhythmia Photographs by MaxPixel, Sheila Brown (public domain pictures)
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Many thanks to marzipanandminutiae, ineptshieldmaid, squeeful, oceanbound-icarus, nobodybetterhavethisoneoriswear, thequeerwithabeard for permission to record this piece!