Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Time is flying...

I have a really hard time getting up in the mornings - I am so not a morning person. But all could be well if I could only have this clock. Thanks to Jill for bringing this to my attention; she saw it at Mental Multivitamin, whose original posting has sent a wave of covetousness across the blog world!

Apropos, a poem on the subject of fleeting time:

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

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.

Robert Herrick


  1. Love the poem and LOVE the alarm clock!

  2. There is some movie in which the heroine keeps repeating, "Gather ye rosebuds," and I can't remember what the heck it is. Argh! I hate that feeling! Love the poem, though. :)

  3. I completely forgot to say I've got to hold out and get the Madam version of that clock when it comes out in May!!

  4. Oh, wow! I had missed any mention of a forthcoming version aimed at Madam! Must go back and check.


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