Learn More

Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

A DIALOGUE BETWIXT HIMSELF AND MISTRESS ELIZAWHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF AMARILLIS


My dearest Love, since thou wilt go,
And leave me here behind thee;
For love or pity, let me know
The place where I may find thee.

AMARIL. In country meadows, pearl'd with dew,
And set about with lilies;
There, filling maunds with cowslips, you
May find your Amarillis.

HER. What have the meads to do with thee,
Or with thy youthful hours?
Live thou at court, where thou mayst be
The queen of men, not flowers.

Let country wenches make 'em fine
With posies, since 'tis fitter
For thee with richest gems to shine,
And like the stars to glitter.

AMARIL. You set too-high a rate upon
A shepherdess so homely.
HER. Believe it, dearest, there's not one
I' th' court that's half so comely.

I prithee stay. AMARIL. I must away;
Let's kiss first, then we'll sever;
AMBO And though we bid adieu to day,
We shall not part for ever.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: believe, kiss, star, flower

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A DIALOGUE BETWIXT HIMSELF AND MISTRESS ELIZAWHEELER, UNDER THE NAME OF AMARILLIS by Robert Herrick )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda
  7. Cause And Effect, Charles Bukowski
  8. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  9. And because Love battles, Pablo Neruda
  10. I Remember, Anne Sexton

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. The Return of The Romantic, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Point of Submission [Deictic Conclusions], Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Gift, Frank Avon
  4. Longest Night, Nassy Fesharaki
  5. Loner, Michael Webb
  6. As One, Frank Avon
  7. ETC3, shuvo chakraborty
  8. SONNET II, Sir Toby Moses
  9. Tamil on decline, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  10. A Life-Lesson, Luo Zhihai
[Hata Bildir]