Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hanging on for Dear Life

It is almost the end of October and leaves are desperately hanging on to tree limbs before falling to the ground. I also noticed that rose bushes and other types of flowers are still blooming yet I know they will soon be gone.

Even though I tend to forget many things, this poem by Robert Herrick has been  imprinted on my brain ever since I read it  years ago. As I looked at the flowers I thought of the poem.

"Gather ye rosebuds while you may,
old time is still a flying,
and that same flower that smiles today,
tomorrow will be dying."

Herrick was an English poet born in 1591 and died in 1674.

1 comment:

  1. I have a little library in my neighborhood. When I walk I always check it. Also the flowers this fall have stayed beautiful. I'm still picking bouquets of roses every few days, even brought in a big bunch of giant cosmos. My Christmas cactus are setting their blooms, I'll have you over when they burst into blossom. They stay inside for the winter. What a beautiful fall we have experienced this year. I love it. Enjoy your day. This was posted by a friend who reads my blog!