Chapter: English Literature in the Early Seventeenth Century
Seriously, read the poem. He dreams his little friend has turned into a vine. The vine subsequently wraps itself around a poor, unsuspecting woman. The vine curls around her every limb, effectively imprisoning the woman in her bed, allowing Herrick to attempt a peek at her goodies while she can't put up a fight. He wakes up before catching a glimpse of her private bits and - as you'd expect - finds his little violator is "more like a stock then like a vine."
At least he didn't blow it all into the sheets.
Did I mention how VERY, VERY WRONG this poem is?
Author: Robert Herrick • Year: 1648 • Info:Luminarium
Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit longtalljodie.com!