Category Archives: Herrick (Robert)

10 Memorable Poetic Pick-Up Lines

10 memorable pick-up lines from poetic greats. Try them at a bar near you.

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A Song of Love for Julia

My wife’s beautiful name becomes synonymous with longing in both a Robert Herrick and a John Lennon lyric.

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Tell of Winter’s Tales and Mirth

Robert Herrick’s “New Year’s Gift” urges us to celebrate fully the twelve days of Christmas in the same spirit as that which he urges young virgins to gather their rosebuds while they may.

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You Don’t Have to Read between the Lines

To teach poetry successfully, focus initially on what is being said and why people care about it. The form of the poem should come last.

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Spurs’ Ball Movement Like a Poem

A Robert Herrick poem describing a woman’s silks also describes the San Antonio Spurs’ ball movement.

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How to Keep a True Lent

For Robert Herrick, Lent is not about fasting but about starving sin.

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