We hope you enjoyed our Clover ballad! Let’s see how you did matching our texts to the poems that inspired them. Give yourself 1 point for each correct match.
Opening line: How do I love my Clover?
Inspiration: “How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
O Clover Online Ordering
Inspiration: “I Am Not Yours” by Sara Teasdale
Just a customer? No, my dearest and most favorite fan!
Inspiration: “I Loved You First: But Afterwards Your Love” by Christina Rossetti
Heads held high
Inspiration: “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
A contactless payment horizon awakens
Inspiration: “Before You Came” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Make the waiting stop
Inspiration: “For Keeps” by Joy Harjo
O data, will you tell thy secrets to me?
Inspiration: “The Faerie Queene” by Sir Edmund Spenser (this is believed to be the original inspiration for that well-known rhyme “roses are red, violets are blue”)
How elegant and customizable thou art!
Inspiration: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)” by William Shakespeare
From the Clover patch I shall pick my own
Inspiration: “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns
Ok ready? Let’s see how you did!
7-9 points: You should seriously consider changing careers and trying your own hand at poetry, because you clearly know your poets—and enough of their work to be able to match these texts.
4-6 points: A hearty pat on the shoulder you deserve! You must have taken your fair share of poetry classes… or perhaps you are a natural sponge that soaks up cultural knowledge without even trying.
0-3 points: You may not know these particular poems but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate poetry! And this list is a great place to start.