Gather ye Rose-buds…

‘Gather ye Rose-buds 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 neerer 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 forever tarry.’

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by English poet Robert Herrick (1648).

*Shot on a Panasonic Lumix G9 M4/3 mirrorless camera using an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens with settings at ISO-100, aperture at f/7.1, spot metering mode and an exposure time of 1/50 seconds*

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