ROSES by Pierre Ronsard
A poem “Roses” by Pierre Ronsard (1524 -1585) just reminds us that our life is as fleeting as a rose so be kind while you are “fair”.
I send you here a wreath of blossoms blown,
And woven flowers at sunset gathered,
Another dawn has seen them ruined, and shed
Loose leaves upon the grass at random strown.
By this, their sure example, be it known,
That all your beauties now in perfect flower,
Shall fade as these, and wither in an hour
Flowerlike, and brief of days, as the flower sown.
Ah, time is flying, lady – time is flying;
Nay, ‘tis not time that flies but we that go,
Who in short space shall be in churchyard lying,
And of our loving parley none shall know,
Nor any man consider what we were;
Be therefore kind, my love, whiles thou are fair.
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