Fair Daffodils, we weep to see
You haste away so soon;
As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attain'd his noon.
Until the hasting day
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.
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.
This poem, written by Robert Herrick, supports the idea of Carpe diem; our life is short and we must live it in the better way. The poet makes a comparison between people and daffodils because of the shortness of their life.
There are six run-on lines: lines 1-2 (“we weep to see You haste away so soon”), lines 2-3 (“the early-rising sun Has not attain'd his noon”), lines 6-7, (“the hasting day Has run”), lines 9-10, (“we Will go with you along”), lines 15-16 (“We die As your hours do”) and lines 16-17 (“and dry Away”). There is an irregular rhyme scheme, which is: ABCBDDCEAC- FGHGIIHJKH. There is alliteration in line 1: “Fair Daffodils, we weep to see” and four end-stopped lines (lines 4-10-14-20).There are three repetitions of the word “stay” in line 5 and in line 11.
To sum up, I like this poem, because I agree with his life conception.