To Daffodils Poem by Robert Herrick

To Daffodils

Rating: 3.2

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain'd his noon.
Stay, stay,
Until the hasting day
Has run
But to the even-song;
And, having pray'd together, we
Will go with you along.

We have short time to stay, as you,
We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
As you, or anything.
We die
As your hours do, and dry
Like to the summer's rain;
Or as the pearls of morning's dew,
Ne'er to be found again.

Declan Forde 27 September 2005

In this lovely poem Herrick likens man`s life span to that of a daffodil.I learned the poem when I was a schoolboy in Cork and have never forgotten it.

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Rl Glassman 17 July 2015

If only one day I will able to write something as beautiful as this.

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Thabani Khumalo 16 June 2015

I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.alk

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Tanvir Ahmed 17 June 2013

The ' we' here are indicates us those people who think that we are in this world for a very long time

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Anton Thevarajah 30 January 2012

Who are the we here?

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Alex Bassett 16 October 2009

I did this at school last week. It is a nice poem but slightly confusing

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Robert Herrick

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