Robert Herrick

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Clergyman and poet, Robert Herrick was born in London, the seventh child of Nicholas Herrick, a wealthy goldsmith. In November 1592, two days after making a will, his father killed himself by jumping from the fourth-floor window of his house. However, the Queen's Almoner did not confiscate the Herrick estate for the crown as was usually the case wi ...

Robert Herrick Poems


Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.

To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time

Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles to-day,
To-morrow will be dying.

To Daffodils

Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain'd his noon.

A Hymn To Love

I will confess
With cheerfulness,
Love is a thing so likes me,
That, let her lay

Upon The Nipples Of Julia's Breast

Have ye beheld (with much delight)
A red rose peeping through a white?
Or else a cherry (double graced)
Within a lily? Centre placed?

Robert Herrick Comments

Cado Bell 12 October 2006

Saw this poem on a crammed tube train in London about 30 years ago. had nowhere to look except at the angled adverts above. (alliteration unintended) -and it just stuck. Don't remember even learning it off. and now thanks to this wonderful website I found it again.

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Emma Shaw 08 December 2010

I have just won a one euro bet that the name of this poem was to daffodils and not to the daffodils. It's a great poem, and nicer in my view than the much more famous wordsworth poem.

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andy shoebridge 26 April 2018

I have a poem book by Robert herrick to dianeme is this book worth anything

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Debra Herrick 31 May 2020

When I was in 7th or 8th grade at Showalter Jr. High in what is now called Tukwilla, Washington, we had a text book with a poem in it by Robert Herrick (yes, I am related) called Sub Deb. My problem is that I cannot seem to find that poem again. Has anyone else heard of it?

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trose 19 May 2020

Does anyone know the name of the Herrick poem about a tree which begins Ye who pass by and raise a hand against me hearken ere you harm me.

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Kate Henderson 10 July 2019

The reading robot is appalling and atrocious! Get rid of it henceforth! ! ! ! What an abomination to hear such a beautiful poem destroyed by this automated moron

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Nasir manal 19 August 2018

He also wrote the Daffodils You are spose to enter this information too Ok

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Nasir 19 August 2018

Robert Herrick also wrote Daffodils

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