Comfort To A Youth That Has Lost His Love
'Comfort To A Youth That Has Lost His Love' Summary
Comfort to a Youth That Has Lost His Love is a poem by Robert Herrick that offers comfort to a young man who has lost his love. The poem begins with the speaker addressing the youth directly, saying, "What needs complaints, / When she a place / Has with the race / Of saints?" The speaker goes on to remind the youth that death is a natural part of life, and that his love is now with God.
The speaker then encourages the youth to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, such as the beauty of nature and the company of friends. He says, "Go, live with flowers, / And take no showers / Of sorrowes; / But crown thy head / With roses red, / And think no more / Of her that's gone."
The poem ends with the speaker reminding the youth that he is not alone in his grief. He says, "Thou hast lost one, / But I have none; / And therefore none / Can more bemoan / Thy losse than I."
The poem is written in a simple and direct style, and it is full of Herrick's characteristic wit and humor. It is a reminder that even in the midst of grief, there is always hope.
The poem is a valuable reminder that even when we experience loss, there is always hope for the future. It is a message that is as relevant today as it was when Herrick wrote it over 300 years ago.
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