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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
IV. Inevitable
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,        5
    Until the hasting day
        Has run
    But to the evensong;
And, having pray’d together, we
    Will go with you along.        10
 
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        15
    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.        20
 
 
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