This water color painting was made by Robert Strong Woodward when he was a teenager and presented to his mother.
A valentine verse written by Robert Strong Woodward to his mother when he was about 14 years old.
If the first artist who painted the rose
Had made the leaves blood red
And had put their natural color
Into the rose instead,
How many years the rose would have
(With a thorn or two mixed in),
How many hearts to be broken
Yet how many others to win?
But this is only an “If" dear
But if it were quite true
And I had twice as many hearts
Each one would be for you.