"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may - Robert Herrick




Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
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
Time 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.





Image 1: Oil painting on canvas created in 1908 by British Pre-Raphaelite artists John William Waterhouse
Image 2: Oil painting on canvas created in 1909 by British Pre-Raphaelite artists John William Waterhouse

4 comments:

NSam said...
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Saroonah Faroonah said...

mabro0ok 3ala ur blog :-D

poem is ok..not one of my favs 2 be honest but the painting with the pink roses is nice ;) hehe

LayDeeLay said...

n is t next post gonna b a poem by nsam?:p

NSM said...

laydeelay- Not anytime soon :-P

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