Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

All Things Decay And Die - Poem by Robert Herrick

All things decay with time: The forest sees
The growth and down-fall of her aged trees;
That timber tall, which three-score lustres stood
The proud dictator of the state-like wood,
I mean the sovereign of all plants, the oak,
Droops, dies, and falls without the cleaver's stroke.


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  • Rookie - 178 Points Brian Jani (5/22/2014 1:38:00 AM)

    That is surely inevitable.nice poem here (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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