Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

To Daisies, Not To Shut So Soon

Poem by Robert Herrick

Shut not so soon; the dull-eyed night
Has not as yet begun
To make a seizure on the light,
Or to seal up the sun.

No marigolds yet closed are,
No shadows great appear;
Nor doth the early shepherds' star
Shine like a spangle here.

Stay but till my Julia close
Her life-begetting eye;
And let the whole world then dispose
Itself to live or die.

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (5/3/2014 1:58:00 PM)

    Very good use of vocabulary Robert(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002