A Request To The Graces

Poem By Robert Herrick

Ponder my words, if so that any be
Known guilty here of incivility;
Let what is graceless, discomposed, and rude,
With sweetness, smoothness, softness be endued:
Teach it to blush, to curtsey, lisp, and show
Demure, but yet full of temptation, too.
Numbers ne'er tickle, or but lightly plea{e,
Unless they have some wanton carriages:--
This if ye do, each piece will here be good
And graceful made by your neat sisterhood.

Comments about A Request To The Graces

nice poem again here , well done


2,7 out of 5
70 total ratings

Other poems of HERRICK

A Hymn To Love

I will confess
With cheerfulness,
Love is a thing so likes me,
That, let her lay

A Thanksgiving To God, For His House

Lord, thou hast given me a cell,
Wherein to dwell;
A little house, whose humble roof
Is weather proof;

A Christmas Carol, Sung To The King In The Presence At White-Hall

Chorus.

What sweeter music can we bring,
Than a Carol, for to sing

Dreams

Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.

A Lyric To Mirth

While the milder fates consent,
Let's enjoy our merriment :
Drink, and dance, and pipe, and play ;
Kiss our dollies night and day :