To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
- Dinesh Bhattarai
- 165 words
- 1 min
While watching "The Newsroom", S01E09, there came a reference of this poem and I looked it up immediately. The poem itself is quite inspiring and more is the theme of the poem, carpe diem, sieze the day.
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 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 forever tarry.
The original poem on wikipedia. Change the subject and apply to anything you are lagging behind. Will you?