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    Robert Herrick - To Daffodils

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    Robert Herrick - To Daffodils - Read by Pauline Letts

    To Daffodils
    by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

    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
    Away,
    Like to the summer's rain;
    Or as the pearls of morning's dew,
    Ne'er to be found again.