Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

"Compared to such contemporaries as John Donne and George Herbert, Herrick seems light and tripping, going out of his way to demonstrate no very complex philosophical thought or religious passion (though his devotional verses are suitably austere), and never writing a love poem that speaks profoundly or intimately of the beloved."

--Thomas Crofts in The Cavalier Poets: An Anthology