In the Church at Ticehurst      

Here lyeth the body of Adrian May,

Second Son, and Gentleman.

     Sepulchral images of clay

     Call in the youthful summer day.


But there is nothing here to say.

He died when he was young. Begin,

     Dissembling Flowers, to array

     Cold autumn come to early May.


Yet stay. What Greek would turn away

From one so fortunate? To win

     In spring is grace enough. This May

     Needs no winter in which to pray.