To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

Robert Herrick

[googly text]

When you get a bunch
You have been alive for a long time;
This flower is delicious today.
You will die tomorrow

Sun, day,
And around it

This is better,
When young people and blood are hot.
But they used to spend more money
Cali is still the first.

So be sure to take the time,
When you are dead, get married.
Because you lost your way, but once,
You can live forever

[original text]

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 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.

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The original text of this poem is in the public domain.