To Daffodils by Robert Herrick
Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain’d his noon.
Until the hasting day
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.
As your hours do, and dry
Like to the summer’s rain;
Or as the pearls of morning’s dew,
Ne’er to be found again.
Poem Attribution © Robert Herrick, To Daffodils
Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47335/to-daffodils
Painting Attribution © Margreeth Leopold, Daffodils in the Spring, 2000
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