Lesson 3 : The Perfect Life

Lesson 3 : The Perfect Life – Ben Jonson

UP Board 10th English poetry lesson 3 The Perfect Life composed by Ben Jonson.\

It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make Man better be,
Or standing as an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald and sere;
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May.
Although it fall and die that night –
It was the planted flower of light.
In small proportions we just beauties see.
And in short measure, life may perfect be.