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Magical White Lily by Marcia Verleta
Magical White Lily by Marcia Verleta

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

Robert Herrick1591 – 1674

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
   Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
   Tomorrow 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.
Royal Poinciana Flowers by Marcia Verleta
Royal Poinciana Flowers by Marcia Verleta
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.
Gardener's Joy by Marcia Verleta
Gardener’s Joy by Marcia Verleta

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