Thursday, June 9, 2011

Carpe Diem

I found this skull and flower on a recent hike, and they reminded me of the old Robert Herrick poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.

GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,

Old time is still a-flying;

And the same flower that smiles today

Tomorrow will be dying.
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  1. Love the juxtaposition of the flower reflecting the hope of a new life growing right next to a soul that has now made its way to a better world. Beautiful.

  2. Nice shot. I the poem works really well with it.

  3. Doesn't Carpe Diem mean "enter your billable hours"?

  4. I think that's from a different poem, perhaps Paradise Lost.