Easter Sunday, 2017

April 16, 2017

I got me flowers to straw thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.

The Sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, & th’ East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising, they presume.

Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.

– George Herbert (1633)

Happy Easter!

One Response to “Easter Sunday, 2017”

  1. PAL Says:

    Happy Easter. This poem is clearly one of your favourites. Do you know the Vaughan Williams setting, plus four others by Herbert (Five Mystical Songs)? Very fine in my opinion. Good performances on YouTube.


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