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“gather ye rosebuds while ye may” John William Waterhouse

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gather ye rosebuds while ye may

carpe diem baby ~ seize the day

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live every day like it’ll be your last

don’t waste your time stuck in the past

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grab every experience you can

let living fully be your plan

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it may not feel good ’til it hurts

don’t be afraid of  just desserts

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pleasure and pain  ~  love and hate  ~  joy and sadness

learn what it is to dance with madness

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gather ye rosebuds while ye may

carpe diem baby ~ seize the day

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i LOVE this song

“Carpe Diem Baby”   by  Metallica

mastuh00

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this is my submission to ~

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Poetry Potluck Week 45     at     Jingle Poetry     a Fabulous site for poets ~ spend some time there!
prompt:    nature and life  {thank you, Shashi!}

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OpenLinkNight ~ Week 2   at   dVerse ~ Poets Pub    a Fabulous site for poets ~ link up any poem you’d like!
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The Poetry Pantry #59   at   Poets United   a FABulous site for poets ~ check it out!
submit a new or old poem

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Monday Morning Writing Prompt   at   liv2write2day’s Blog
prompt:   art inspiring art  {thank you, Victoria!}

{i began with the painting which led to the song which led to the poem}

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i am participating in ~

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NaBloPoMo

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Post A Day

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just desserts at Wikipedia

carpe diem at Wikipedia

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“Carpe Diem Baby”  by Metallica

lyrics:

Hit dirt
Shake tree
Split sky
Part sea

Strip smile
Lose cool
Bleed the day
And break the rule

Live win
Dare fail
Eat the dirt
And bite the nail

Then make me miss you…
Then make me miss you…

So wash your face away with dirt
It don’t feel good until it hurts
So take this world and shake it
Come squeeze and suck the day
Come carpe diem, baby

Draw Lead
Piss wine
Sink teeth
All mine

Stoke fire
Break neck
Suffer through this
Cheat on death

Hug the curve
Lose the time
Tear the map
And shoot the sign

Then make me miss you…
Then make me miss you…

So wash your face away with dirt
It don’t feel good until it hurts
So take this world and shake it
Come squeeze and suck the day
Come carpe diem, baby

Yeah, Suck it!
[Solo]

Live win
Dare fail
Eat dirt
Bite the nail

Strip smile
Lose cool
Bleed the day
And break the rule

Hug the curve
Lose the time
Tear the map
And shoot the sign

Then make me miss you… (Come on, Come on)
Then make me miss you…

So wash your face away with dirt
It don’t feel good until it hurts
So take this world and shake it
Come squeeze and suck the day

Come make me miss you…
Come carpe diem baby
Come carpe diem baby

– Written by:
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich & Kirk Hammett

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poem based on the painting

“To the Virgins, to Make Much of  Time”   by  Robert Herrick

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.

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24 Comments

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24 responses to “•Ϛ•ϛ∙ carpe diem baby ∙ϛ•Ϛ•

  1. nice…i love metallica…and your verse as well…today may be our last we never really know until it comes to an end…embrace the now

  2. Great blog site. Awesome post! Wonderful poem!

  3. Such a great recipe for living. Thanks for sharing this great take on the prompt.

  4. Lovely. The painting is fabulous and your words did it justice, too~!

  5. I absolutely love what you’ve done with Herrick’s “To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time” here. If the old boy were still sucking air, he would say “carpe diem, baby!” ;-)

    Now I’m off to see what your previous post is all about!!!

    • i’m SO uneducated! i had actually never read {nor even heard of } Herrick’s “To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time” ~ your comment means even more. thank you! ♥

  6. And so we must… love the meaningful share ~

  7. hedgewitch

    A sentiment I can always agree with! And one of my favorite painters to illustrate it–he did several with that title, so the words must have appealed to him as well. I esp liked
    “pleasure and pain ~ love and hate ~ joy and sadness
    learn what it is to dance with madness”

  8. ..your words solicits realism… i enjoyed it the most… graceful you!!!(:

  9. divine advice, love the art image, what a remarkable ride .

  10. WARNING– long-winded comment ahead! Here’s something that might blow your mind (It blew mine): “just desserts” is correctly (according to some crazy people) spelled “just deserts”. I know, I know–you don’t believe me. I still don’t believe me. But if you want your entire spelling worldview to flash before your eyes, then you can look it up. If not, you can just ignore this and keep living in blissful dessert-land. (Have your cake and eat it too :) ) Personally, I’m gonna keep on writing “just desserts” just to spite them. You were warned. Anyway, enjoyed your poem. :)

    • look below “post a day” and you’ll see a link to “just desserts” at Wikipedia ~ i purposely used “desserts” instead of “deserts” but i appreciate you pointing it out to me. i didn’t know there was a famous poem that began with “gather ye rosebuds while ye may” until someone told me in a comment. i’m very uneducated in poetry and literature. i’m happy you enjoyed it anyway. {smile}

  11. Gay

    Yes Robert Herrick’s poem is pretty famous – it’s To The Virgins, Make Much of Time – it’s an exhortation that their biological clock is running and you can’t sit around with your legs crossed..it’s time to get on to a romp in the grass, or a roll in the hay. LOL. I think that is a slightly different slant from Carpe Diem which means that opportunity’s are going by and you must grab them before you lose them – of course it can also mean grab life by the tail, time is fleeting and life is short. At any rate you played with them all here. And had fun doing it. It’s all good! (smiles)

    • thank you, Gay! ♥ i am so woefully uneducated in literature and, particularly, poetry. there’s never enough time to write and still be able to visit and read the poetry of everyone i’d like to. i don’t think i’ll be getting to the classics anytime soon. i have now read “To The Virgins, Make Much of Time” and i love your explanation of it! {smile} i’m looking forward to your poetry form at dVerse on Friday!

  12. Carpe diem! Outstanding. “Pleasure and pain”
    Go for it!

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