Sunday, May 3, 2015

Quote of the Day (Robert Herrick, on the Maypole and Its Creator)

“The May-pole is up,
       Now give me the cup,
I'll drink to the garlands around it ;
       But first unto those
       Whose hands did compose
The glory of flowers that crown'd it.”—English poet  and cleric Robert Herrick (1591-1674), “The May-Pole,” from The Poems of Robert Herrick, edited by John Masefield (1906)

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