Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

Robert Herrick Poems

161. The Good-Night Or Blessing 1/3/2003
162. Oberon's Feast 1/3/2003
163. Upon Love 12/31/2002
164. A Paranaeticall, Or Advisive Verseto His Friend, Mr John Wicks 12/31/2002
165. On Julia's Voice 1/3/2003
166. His Covenant Or Protestation To Julia 12/31/2002
167. Cock-Crow 12/31/2002
168. Grace For A Child 12/31/2002
169. Proof To No Purpose 1/3/2003
170. To Daisies, Not To Shut So Soon 12/31/2002
171. Life Is The Body's Light 12/31/2002
172. To Music: A Song 1/3/2003
173. Burial 12/31/2002
174. His Sailing From Julia 12/31/2002
175. Want 12/31/2002
176. Orpheus 12/31/2002
177. Farewell Frost, Or Welcome Spring 12/31/2002
178. The Coming Of Good Luck 12/31/2002
179. To His Conscience 12/31/2002
180. The Funeral Rites Of The Rose 12/31/2002
181. Impossibilities: To His Friend 12/31/2002
182. To Silvia To Wed 12/31/2002
183. Barley-Break; Or, Last In Hell 12/31/2002
184. Divination By A Daffodil 1/13/2003
185. When He Would Have His Verses Read 12/31/2002
186. To A Gentlewoman, Objecting To Him Hisgray Hairs 12/31/2002
187. The Primrose 12/31/2002
188. The Widows' Tears; Or, Dirge Of Dorcas 12/31/2002
189. The Night Piece, To Julia 12/31/2002
190. Tears And Laughter 12/31/2002
191. The White Island:Or Place Of The Blest 12/31/2002
192. The Apparition Of His, Mistress,Calling Him To Elysium 12/31/2002
193. To His Mistress, Objecting To Him Neithertoying Or Talking 12/31/2002
194. Departure Of The Good Daemon 1/3/2003
195. Another 1/4/2003
196. To Meadows 12/31/2002
197. To His Mistress, Objecting To Him Neither Toying Or Talking 1/3/2003
198. Love Dislikes Nothing 12/31/2002
199. A Pastoral Sung To The King 12/31/2002
200. The Wounded Cupid 1/3/2003

Comments about Robert Herrick

  • 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

Delight In Disorder

A sweet disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness;
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction;
An erring lace, which here and there
Enthrals the crimson stomacher;
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbons to flow confusedly;
A winning wave, deserving note,
In the tempestuous petticoat;
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility;--
Do more bewitch me, than when art
Is too precise in every part.

Read the full of Delight In Disorder

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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