Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

An Epitaph Upon A Child - Poem by Robert Herrick

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.


Comments about An Epitaph Upon A Child by Robert Herrick

  • (7/22/2018 8:16:00 PM)


    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 (7/22/2018 9:07:00 AM)


    It is a blue poem nicely executed. The inscription is so touching. (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (7/22/2018 7:54:00 AM)


    A voice from beyond the grave. Interesting read.👍 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/22/2018 5:29:00 AM)


    Virgins! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Adrian Flett (7/22/2018 4:49:00 AM)


    How sad the loss of youth. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/22/2018 1:18:00 AM)


    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 (7/22/2018 12:52:00 AM)


    Such a great write by Robert Herrick👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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