The Writer's Almanac

Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

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To the Virgins to Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick | Monday, July 25, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Gather ye rose-buds 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... Read more »