Erotic Friday: The Last of Robert Herrick

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Here is the last poem from the poet Robert Herrick I’ll showcase. Next time, we’ll have someone new.  Have a great afternoon.

F. M. Laster

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

 

To Silvia to Wed

By Robert Herrick

Let us, though late, at last, my Silvia, wed;
And loving lie in one devoted bed.
Thy watch may stand, my minutes fly post haste;
No sound calls back the year that once is past.
Then, sweetest Silvia, let’s no longer stay;
True love, we know, precipitates delay.
Away with doubts, all scruples hence remove!
No man, at one time, can be wise, and love.

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2 Responses to Erotic Friday: The Last of Robert Herrick

  1. Robert Herrick was one of the most musical English poets … truly a sweet singer.

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  2. Here is one wonderful example of Herrick’s musicality:

    To Daffodils
    by Robert Herrick

    Fair daffodils, we weep to see
    You haste away so soon.
    As yet the early-rising sun
    Hath not attained his noon.
    Stay, stay,
    Until the hasting day
    Has run
    But to the even-song;
    And, having prayed 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 any thing.
    We die.
    As your hours do, and dry
    Away
    Like to the summer’s rain;
    Or as the pearls of morning’s dew
    Ne’er to be found again.

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