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Monday, October 21, 2013

"To the Virgins, to make much of time"

~ Carly Shetland, 19 years old, spends her time snoozing or eating ~

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow 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 for ever tarry."

Is it just me or does anyone else feel like time has wings on her heels?

Blessings ~ Carly Shetland ~ time ~ rosebuds ~ Robert Herrick ~


  1. Indeed...Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

    I still am having problems wrapping my brain around turning 50 in two months.

  2. Greetings, Time does fly-especially as we age. Sending big hugs and prayers for a mild winter for you on the farm.
    Blessings, Noreen

  3. Ha ha! Yes! Sometimes I'll look at something I own and consider when I bought it, thinking that I haven't had it that long, and I'll realize that ten years have gone by since it was new. Somehow the changing of the seasons makes everything seem new and fresh. Yay!

  4. Anonymous7:46 PM EDT

    I was thinking the other day, I'll be 64 in the early spring... where has (especially the last 20) the time gone?? I remember once hearing an interview of Billy Graham, he was asked what surprised him about life, Billy responded, 'How brief it is.' I concur...

  5. This is beautiful. Time really does fly...all the more reason to live in the moment :)

  6. I'm feeling the same way about time! So much to do and before I know it the week is over.

  7. Definitely time not only has wings on her heels, but also flies like the Concord.

  8. James 4:13Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." 14Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. 15Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."…

    yep - vapor and appearing for a little while - trust that which is eternal 'cause the rest of this stuff moves past so quickly it is hard to keep our eyes focused!

  9. Ah, sweet Carly Shetland dozing there. I wonder if sheep have insomnia as they get old and the joints ache at night?

    I have to say that I'm enjoying my old age more than I did my misspent youth. Not that I wouldn't like to go back and do it again, if I could know then what I know now, and know the Lord then as I do now. But I truly appreciate each day now. I wonder what age Herrick was when he wrote this?

  10. Life does pass by too quickly. Next summer I will be 50. How did THAT happen? And tonight is senior night for my daughter. She will play her last volleyball game in our gymnasium. How quickly go the years . . . .

  11. Greetings to Carly from the Bavarian shepherd-girl! Good Thistle!!

  12. Very uplifting. AMEN to this post.
    Luv ~:)

  13. Time does run away with itself, I'd like it to slow down some. what a lovely poem..

  14. such a lovely, bittersweet poem.
    thank you for sharing.


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