A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 15, 2016
“Roses are red. Wine is also red. Poems are hard. Wine”

A popular wine poem has been written on many images:

“Roses are red.
Wine is also red.
Poems are hard.
Wine.”


The short poem went viral on Twitter on July 10, 2012. Various other verses had been written before 2012 that mentioned wine’s color in the second line. “Roses are red, wine is the same. If your still reading this you just lost the game” was posted on Twitter on February 15, 2010.

“Roses are red. Bacon is red. Poems are hard. Bacon” is a “roses are red” poem about bacon. “Roses are red. Pizza sauce is, too. I ordered a large, and none of it is for you” is a “roses are red” poem about pizza.


Twitter
bella smyth
‏@bella165
@gowercottage Roses are red violets are blue Some wine is 2-1 makes u blush & the other u have when u’re feeling blue.
7:04 AM - 8 Feb 2010

Twitter
Samuel Stevens
‏@TheSamuelYears
Roses are red, wine is the same. If your still reading this you just lost the game smile
2:57 PM - 15 Feb 2010

Twitter
Gjorge Karakabakov
‏@___prototype
Roses are red, violets are blue, the wine is fine and so are you!
2:56 PM - 14 Feb 2011

Twitter
Ms. Imperfect
‏@Oshit_iRock
Roses are red. Wine is fine. Will you be my valentine?
9:44 AM - 11 Feb 2012

Twitter
DANE-gerous
‏@DaneTheGr8
Why do all love poems start with “roses are red..” I think its more romantic if it was “wine is red.. let’s get drunk” #justsaying
10:07 AM - 14 Feb 2012

Twitter
Jennifer Trujillo
‏@JTRU320
Roses are red. Wine is also red. Poems are hard. #Wine
8:34 PM - 10 Jul 2012

Twitter
sean steinberg
‏@seansteinberg
roses are red, wine is also red, poems are hard. wine. #wino
9:57 PM - 10 Jul 2012

Twitter
a_southern_mess
‏@a_southern_mess
Roses are red.
Wine is also red.
Poems are hard.
Wine.
10:38 PM - 10 Jul 2012

Ask Reddit
What’s the best ‘Roses are red...’ poem you know? (self.AskReddit)
submitted April 15, 2014 by Toasted_Badger
(...)
DirectImport
Roses are red,
Wine is also red,
Poems are hard,
Wine.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, October 15, 2016 • Permalink