05 May 2010

corner view

corner view :: my garden

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may . . ."

Really can't wait to see these little beauties in bloom.
Won't be long.  Won't be long, at all.
And, yep, that's in my garden.

Do you remember Robert Herrick's poem:  "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time"?  I'm sure you've studied it at one time or another as it's included in most anthologies or text books in use across America.  I was a senior in a Catholic high school in Lousiana when I first heard it;  needless to say, the title caused a bit of snickering and giggling among the students.  We liked it, though; the "carpe diem" theme continues to  appeal to students today.

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  1. I think I still have most of that poem memorized from when I was in high school.

  2. A perfect poem to match your photo. xo

  3. So many rose buds I don't know the poem. I think I forgot most of the poems I had to memorize in school, but I'm relearning them now as my boys study them, and also really appreciating them like I never did in my school years.