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To Daisies, not to Shut so Soon

By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

SHUT not so soon; the dull-eyed night

Has not as yet begun

To make a seisure on the light,

Or to seal up the sun.

No marigolds yet closèd are;

No shadows great appear;

Nor doth the early shepherds’-star

Shine like a spangle here.

Stay ye but till my Julia close

Her life-begetting eye;

And let the whole world then dispose

Itself to live or die.