The first Valentines Day card I ever received (from someone OTHER than my parents) had the following poem accompanying it.
And being over the moon with delight and joy (at having received one!) I promptly memorised it and can still recite it with pleasure.
A White Rose
by John Boyle O’Reilly
|THE RED rose whispers of passion,|
|And the white rose breathes of love;|
|Oh, the red rose is a falcon,|
|And the white rose is a dove.|
|But I send you a cream-white rosebud||5|
|With a flush on its petal tips;|
|For the love that is purest and sweetest|
|Has a kiss of desire on the lips.|