Time A-Flying

The Ragtag Daily Prompt this morning, selected by yours truly, is FUGACIOUS. A cousin to FUGITIVE, this word means FLEETING. I didn’t realize when I set up that post last week just how real it would become to me. I’d expected, and hoped, to have many more years to enjoy visiting with my sister Rose, but she left us early this morning.

Anyway, the verse I based this prompt word on:

by Robert Herrick

Gather ye rosebuds as 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 is to setting.

The age is best which is the first,
when youth and blood are warmer
but being spent, the worse and worst
Time 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.


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