Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Poems

81. His Wish To Privacy 12/31/2002
82. How His Soul Came Ensnared 12/31/2002
83. How Pansies Or Hearts-Ease Came First 12/31/2002
84. How Springs Came First 12/31/2002
85. I Call And I Call 12/31/2002
86. Impossibilities: To His Friend 12/31/2002
87. Kissing Usury 12/31/2002
88. Life Is The Body's Light 12/31/2002
89. Litany To The Holy Spirit 1/4/2003
90. Loss From The Least 12/31/2002
91. Love Dislikes Nothing 12/31/2002
92. Love Lightly Pleased 12/31/2002
93. Love, What It Is 12/31/2002
94. Lovers How They Come And Part 12/31/2002
95. Man's Dying-Place Uncertain 12/31/2002
96. Matins, Or Morning Prayer 12/31/2002
97. Men Mind No State In Sickness 12/31/2002
98. Mirth 12/31/2002
99. Miseries 1/3/2003
100. Money Makes The Mirth 12/31/2002
101. Mrs Eliz: Wheeler, Under The Name Of Thelost Shepherdess 12/31/2002
102. No Fault In Women 12/31/2002
103. No Man Without Money 12/31/2002
104. No Pains, No Gains 12/31/2002
105. Not Every Day Fit For Verse 12/31/2002
106. Nothing Free-Cost 12/31/2002
107. Oberon's Feast 1/3/2003
108. Of Love: A Sonnet 12/31/2002
109. On A Perfumed Lady 12/31/2002
110. On Himself 12/31/2002
111. On Julia's Voice 1/3/2003
112. On Love 12/31/2002
113. Orpheus 12/31/2002
114. Pardons 12/31/2002
115. Peace Not Permanent 12/31/2002
116. Poverty And Riches 12/31/2002
117. Pray And Prosper 12/31/2002
118. Proof To No Purpose 1/3/2003
119. Purposes 12/31/2002
120. Rewards 1/3/2003

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

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,

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