Looking at it more closely, the poet is saying that people should maintain their sense of childlike wonder well into adulthood and old age.
When Herrick was fourteen months old, his father died. At age 16, Herrick began a ten-year apprenticeship with his uncle. He graduated in Over the next decade, Herrick became a disciple of Ben Jonsonabout whom he wrote five poems.
In Herrick took holy orders, and six years later, he became vicar of Dean Prior in Devonshire. His post carried a term for a total of thirty-one years, but during the Great Rebellion inhe was removed from his position because of his Royalist sympathies. Following the restoration of Charles II, Herrick was reinstated at Dean Prior where he resided from until his death in October He never married, and many of the women mentioned in his poems are thought to have been fictional.
A group of religious poems printed in appear within the same book under a separate title page bearing the name His Noble Numbers. The entire collection contains more than short poems, ranging in form from epistles and eclogues to epigrams and love poems.
Herrick was influenced by classical Roman poetry and wrote on pastoral themes, dealing mostly with English country life and village customs.Robert Herrick is the subject of James Branch Cabell's "Concerning Corrina," published in Cabell's short story volume The Certain Hour: Dizain des Poëtes.
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Robert Herrick symbolically refers to the youth as spring in these lines. He equates/compares human life with the life of daffodils.
Further he says that both of them grow very fast to be destroyed later. Robert Herrick's poem entitled, "To Daffodils," is a Cavalier poem.
Cavalier poems are known for their "carpe diem" (seize the day) theme: making the most of the time we have because it flies by. Spring Quotations for Gardeners, Walkers, and Lovers of the Green Way Poems, Folklore, Myths, Customs, Holidays, Traditions, Lore, Quotes, Sayings. To Daffodils To Daffodils Robert Herrick () Fair Daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; * The poet talks to the flowers, he tells them that he is so sad because he knows the life of the flowers is short and will die soon and leave him.