“Gathering” 20×20 oil on canvas $250.00 Buy Now
As long as I kept getting fresh flowers delivered to my door, I’m going to keep painting them. Never mind the part about the virgins, I think Herrick’s famous poem could have been about painters. If I didn’t paint them today, I could very well not have the opportunity tomorrow. Nobody uses dead flowers in a still life. Day 37 is a carpe diem kind of day.
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 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.
- 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.
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