Thursday, August 19, 2010

Carpe Diem...

                             John William Waterhouse/ 1909/  Gather Ye Rosebuds...


VARIOUS POETS breaking reality to us...but thank life anyway, for being...


Odes of Horace:

   Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.../ Seize the day and put no trust in the future.


THOMAS JORDAN/ 1637/ Let Us Drink and be Merry...

   Let's eat, drink and play
   till the worms do corrupt us....


ROBERT HERRICK/  To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time...

   Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
   Old time is still a-flying;
   And this same flower that smiles today,
   tomorrow will be dying....


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE/  Twelfth Night...

   Present mirth hath present laughter;
   what's to come is still unsure...



           Kick up your heels and dance anyway...getting my tutu back!!


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11 comments:

Derrick said...

Thanks for the reminders, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Just a touch of reality... definitely, have a good day!!

Sam Liu said...

Carpe diem is my adopted motto for life. It is so true, and so profound. Life is such a blessed thing, we should live it to the full whilst we can. I thank you Lyn for sharing these musings of wonderful poets, I especially liked,

"Let's eat, drink and play
till the worms do corrupt us...."

Lyn said...

Hi Sam-
A very good motto to live by..if not now, when? I think you've got it!!

willow said...

Hey, nonny, nonny!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Perfect response...thank you!!

alaine@éclectique said...

Lyn, oooh, this is spooky! I did the Herrick poem in July last year, same picture and title!

I like Horace's quote.

Jingle said...

what an inspirational post...
admire your efforts here.

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
Oh, my..that's really something..same picture? Yikes!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
We do enjoy putting things together, don't we? Thank you....

Linda S. Socha said...

Hello Lyn
Your new look is lovely . I have been away too long. It is good to stop by again to say hello
Linda

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