Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Poems

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

Comments about Robert Herrick

  • Debra Herrick (5/31/2020 7:46:00 PM)

    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 (5/19/2020 10:10:00 AM)

    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 (7/10/2019 11:35:00 AM)

    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 (8/19/2018 3:30:00 AM)

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

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  • Nasir (8/19/2018 3:28:00 AM)

    Robert Herrick also wrote Daffodils

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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

His Sailing From Julia

When that day comes, whose evening says I'm gone
Unto that watery desolation;
Devoutly to thy Closet-gods then pray,
That my wing'd ship may meet no Remora.
Those deities which circum-walk the seas,
And look upon our dreadful passages,
Will from all dangers re-deliver me,
For one drink-offering poured out by thee,
Mercy and Truth live with thee! and forbear,