Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Poems

1. Upon Himself 12/31/2002
2. Up Scoble 12/31/2002
3. The Pillar of Fame 10/19/2015
4. Upon Ben Jonson 10/20/2015
5. Upon Shark 7/1/2016
6. Upon A Delaying Lady 12/31/2002
7. To Youth 12/31/2002
8. Upon A Painted Gentlewoman 12/31/2002
9. Truth And Error 12/31/2002
10. Upon Julia's Breasts 4/4/2015
11. Truth And Falsehood 1/3/2003
12. Upon His Sister-In-Law, Mistress Elizabethherrick 12/31/2002
13. Ceremonies For Christmas 12/15/2014
14. Upon A Maid 12/31/2002
15. Upon Her Eyes 12/31/2002
16. Upon Her Feet 12/31/2002
17. Upon A Child That Died 12/31/2002
18. Upon A Child 12/31/2002
19. Upon Cupid 12/31/2002
20. Upon Julia's Ribbon 12/31/2002
21. To Violets 12/31/2002
22. Upon Julia's Hair Filled With Dew 12/31/2002
23. Upon Julia's Recovery 12/31/2002
24. Upon Julia's Unlacing Herself 1/13/2003
25. To The Willow-Tree 12/31/2002
26. To The Western Wind 1/4/2003
27. Nothing Free-Cost 12/31/2002
28. An Epitaph Upon A Child 12/31/2002
29. Crutches 12/31/2002
30. How His Soul Came Ensnared 12/31/2002
31. To The Water-Nymphs Drinking At Thefountain 12/31/2002
32. Matins, Or Morning Prayer 12/31/2002
33. On A Perfumed Lady 12/31/2002
34. Loss From The Least 12/31/2002
35. To The Handsome Mistress Grace Potter 12/31/2002
36. To Mistress Katharine Bradshaw, The Lovely, That Crowned Him With Laurel 12/31/2002
37. I Call And I Call 12/31/2002
38. Not Every Day Fit For Verse 12/31/2002
39. To Carnations: A Song 12/31/2002
40. The Voice And Viol 12/31/2002

Comments about Robert Herrick

  • andy shoebridge (4/26/2018 12:52:00 PM)

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

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  • Emma Shaw (12/8/2010 2:14:00 PM)

    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.

  • Cado Bell (10/12/2006 10:52:00 AM)

    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.

Best Poem of Robert Herrick

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.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best, which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times, still succeed the former.

- Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

Read the full of To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time

Upon Julia's Recovery

Droop, droop no more, or hang the head,
Ye roses almost withered;
Now strength, and newer purple get,
Each here declining violet.
O primroses! let this day be
A resurrection unto ye;
And to all flowers allied in blood,
Or sworn to that sweet sisterhood.
For health on Julia's cheek hath shed

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