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An Epitaph Upon A Child

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Virgins promised when I died,
That they would each primrose-tide
Duly, morn and evening, come,
And with flowers dress my tomb.
--Having promised, pay your debts
Maids, and here strew violets.

doug scotney 22 July 2018

Both flower up north in February, harbingers of spring. My violets down here are out in July, an early harbingering.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 22 July 2018

It is a blue poem nicely executed. The inscription is so touching.

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Edward Kofi Louis 22 July 2018

Virgins! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 22 July 2018

How sad the loss of youth.

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Mahtab Bangalee 22 July 2018

excellent EPITAPH Everyone has gone now I'm under this tomb clay But O Primrose- after my departure the earth its your time to grow up, to disclose your virginity, your maidenhood! Look -this straws were not green but for your beauty and graceful youth they now take green gown- - Oh all you are virgin after my departure! ! excellent ROBERT HERRICK the great

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Bernard F. Asuncion 22 July 2018

Such a great write by Robert Herrick??????

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