Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

The Parliament Of Roses To Julia - Poem by Robert Herrick

I dreamt the Roses one time went
To meet and sit in Parliament;
The place for these, and for the rest
Of flowers, was thy spotless breast.
Over the which a state was drawn
Of tiffany, or cob-web lawn;
Then in that Parly all those powers
Voted the Rose the Queen of flowers;
But so, as that herself should be
The Maid of Honour unto thee.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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