Monday, August 20, 2012

 "Gather ye rosebuds..."

Looking for inspiration when I happened on this.  Poetry is not my thing, but this one spoke volumes enough that I feel the need to share.


TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME.
by Robert Herrick

G
ATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,
    Old time is still a-flying :
And this same flower that smiles to-day
    To-morrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
    The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
    And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
    When youth and blood are warmer ;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
    Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
    And while ye may go marry :
For having lost but once your prime
    You may for ever tarry.

Peace

2 comments:

Raani York said...

To me it is kind of cute - but it's not what I would call "impressive".
But to everyone his/her own taste.

T. Lloyd Reilly said...

Wasn't meant to impress, just get me to the next post.