The Succession of the Four Sweet Months

ROBERT HERRICK, English (1591-1674)

From The Hesperides & Noble Numbers, Vol. 1 revised, Lawrence &Bullen, Ltd, London 1898


Poem

First, April, she with mellow showers
Opens the way for early flowers;
Then after her comes smiling May,
In a more rich and sweet array;
Next enters June, and brings us more
Gems than those two that went before:
Then (lastly) July comes, and she
More wealth brings in than all those three.

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