The Lift Bridge and Trees in Mist

The Lift Bridge and Trees in Mist, January 21, 2018 Chicago River, Chinatown, Chicago

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old Time is still a-flying;

And this same flower that smiles today

Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,

The higher he’s a-getting,

The sooner will his race be won,

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 success 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.

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