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Robert Herrick Poems
- His Confession
Look how our foul days do exceed our fair;
And as our bad, more than our good works are,
E'en so those lines, pen'd by my wanton wit,
Treble the number of these good I've writ. ...
- What God Is
God is above the sphere of our esteem,
And is the best known, not defining Him.
- Love Me Little, Love Me Long
You say, to me-wards your affection's strong;
Pray love me little, so you love me long.
Slowly goes far: the mean is best: desire,
Grown violent, does either die or tire....
Health is no other, as the learned hold,
But a just measure both of heat and cold.
- Upon Brock. Epig
To cleanse his eyes, Tom Brock makes much ado,
But not his mouth, the fouler of the two.
A clammy rheum makes loathsome both his eyes:
His mouth, worse furr'd with oaths and blasphemies....
Top 10 most used topics by Robert HerrickSweet 156 Love 121 I Love You 121 Good 113 Live 91 Long 88 Bring 84 Great 70 Kiss 63 Crown 62
Robert Herrick Quotes
- Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Times is still a-flying And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying.
- What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
Comments about Robert HerrickE_hadaway: “if you meet robert herrick on the road, box him”
Katefangman: john williams waterhouse also painted the related gather ye rosebuds in 1908, referencing the robert herrick poem “to the virgins, to make much of time”.
Welfordwrites: to daffodils, a poem by robert herrick. this poem makes an interesting contrast to the much later and better-known poem by wordsworth. click the link!
S_trivedi7: gather ye rosebuds while ye may (robert herrick)
S_eliz_b: car trouble really derailed this morning, but a pop of beauty got me back on track. "new things succeed, as former things grow old." from robert herrick's "ceremonies for candlemas eve."
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