Gather ye rosebuds while ye may


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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

Act and enjoy yourself now, before your situation changes. The line comes from Robert Herrick's 17th-century poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," and is an example of carpe diem ("seize the day") poetry. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may—you never know what tomorrow will bring. Youth is a fleeting thing, so gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.

Prov. Enjoy yourself while you can, before you lose the opportunity or before you become too old. (From Robert Herrick's poem, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.") Sue: Should I go out on a date with Robbie on Saturday, or should I stay home and study? Ellen: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. You ought to travel abroad now, while you're young, before you have responsibilities that might keep you from going. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
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Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Plus the rose garden and a stained glass window that says Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May. It's a beautiful bit of Edwardian detail.