• Rise and put on your foliage, and be seen
    To come forth, like the spring-time, fresh and green,
    And sweet as Flora. Take no care
    For jewels for your gown or hair
    Fear not; the leaves will strew
    Gems in abundance upon you
    Besides, the childhood of the day has kept,
    Against you come, some orient pearls unwept.
    Come, and receive them while the light
    Hangs on the dew-locks of the night
    And Titan on the eastern hill
    Retires himself, or else stands still
    Till you come forth! Wash, dress, be brief in praying
    Few beads are best when once we go a-Maying.

    Robert Herrick (1852). “Hesperides; or, Works both human and divine”