Erotic Friday: Robert Herrick

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Here’s the next to the last poem I’ll do from Robert.  As usual, enjoy it.

F. M. Laster

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

 

To Blossoms

by Robert Herrick

Fair pledges of a fruitful tree,
   Why do ye fall so fast?
   Your date is not so past,
But you may stay yet here awhile
   To blush and gently smile,
      And go at last.
		
What, were ye born to be
   An hour or half's delight,
   And so to bid good-night?
'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth
   Merely to show your worth,
      And lose you quite.

But you are lovely leaves, where we
   May read how soon things have
   Their end, though ne'er so brave:
And after they have shown their pride
   Like you, awhile, they glide
      Into the grave.
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