Spotlight Poetry – To Daffodils – A Poem by Robert Herrick

The image depicts a painting titled Daffodils in the Spring by the artist Margreeth Leopold. The work is a realistic floral painting capturing the beautiful daffodils of Spring. This painting is portrayed in beautiful shades of green, yellow and touches of orange. The image supports the poem To Daffodils written by the poet  Robert Herrick.
© Margreeth Leopold, Daffodils in the Spring, 2000

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.
Stay, stay,
Until the hasting day
Has run
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.
We die
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

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Painting Attribution © Margreeth Leopold, Daffodils in the Spring, 2000

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