Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Upon A Maid - Poem by Robert Herrick

Here she lies, in bed of spice,
Fair as Eve in paradise;
For her beauty, it was such,
Poets could not praise too much.
Virgins come, and in a ring
Her supremest REQUIEM sing;
Then depart, but see ye tread
Lightly, lightly o'er the dead.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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