Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Poems

81. Kissing Usury 12/31/2002
82. His Covenant Or Protestation To Julia 12/31/2002
83. Upon A Child That Died 12/31/2002
84. The Ceremonies For Candlemas Day 12/31/2002
85. To Music: A Song 12/31/2002
86. The Apron Of Flowers 12/31/2002
87. The Apparition Of His, Mistress,Calling Him To Elysium 12/31/2002
88. Cock-Crow 12/31/2002
89. Upon A Delaying Lady 12/31/2002
90. The Bell-Man 12/31/2002
91. A Paranaeticall, Or Advisive Verseto His Friend, Mr John Wicks 12/31/2002
92. Truth And Falsehood 1/3/2003
93. To Groves 12/31/2002
94. Pardons 12/31/2002
95. The Transfiguration 12/31/2002
96. Peace Not Permanent 12/31/2002
97. To Laurels 12/31/2002
98. A Canticle To Apollo 12/31/2002
99. Things Mortal Still Mutable 12/31/2002
100. How Springs Came First 12/31/2002
101. To Bacchus: A Canticle 12/31/2002
102. The Wake 12/31/2002
103. A New Year's Gift,Sent To Sir Simeon Steward 12/31/2002
104. The Watch 12/31/2002
105. To The Genius Of His House 12/31/2002
106. His Mistress To Him At His Farewell 12/31/2002
107. To Music, To Becalm A Sweet Sick Youth 12/31/2002
108. Upon A Painted Gentlewoman 12/31/2002
109. To Music, To Becalm His Fever 12/31/2002
110. To Silvia 12/31/2002
111. Casualties 12/31/2002
112. Mirth 12/31/2002
113. The Shower Of Blossoms 12/31/2002
114. To His Conscience 12/31/2002
115. Orpheus 12/31/2002
116. To Perllla 12/31/2002
117. The Wounded Heart 12/31/2002
118. The Wassail 12/31/2002
119. Purposes 12/31/2002
120. To Primroses Filled With Morning Dew 12/31/2002

Comments about Robert Herrick

  • 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.

Best Poem of Robert Herrick

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.
Stay, stay,
Until the hasting day
Has run
But to the even-song;
And, having pray'd together, we
Will go with you along.

We have short time to stay, as you,
We have as short a spring;
As quick a growth to meet decay,
As you, or anything.
We die
As your hours do, and dry
Away,
Like to the summer's rain;
Or as the pearls of morning's ...

Read the full of To Daffodils

Pray And Prosper

First offer incense; then, thy field and meads
Shall smile and smell the better by thy beads.
The spangling dew dredged o'er the grass shall be
Turn'd all to mell and manna there for thee.
Butter of amber, cream, and wine, and oil,
Shall run as rivers all throughout thy soil.
Would'st thou to sincere silver turn thy mould?
--Pray once, twice pray; and turn thy ground to gold.

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