Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick was a 17th-century poet whose work was finally recognized in the 20th century. It was, in the past, condemned for its sexual subject matter. For example, ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’ which is now considered a classic of the period. Read more of Robert Herrick’s Biography.

Why Flowers Change Color

‘Why Flowers Change Color’ by Robert Herrick is a short poem that speaks about virginity, virgins, and the reason that flowers change colors. The poem is often interpreted in different ways due to the few details Herrick provides in the four lines. 

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