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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)


by Robert Herrick

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds) Resources


Robert Herrick Biography

Herrick's page at poets.org provides a brief biography of the poet.


Read about Herrick's life and check out the his poetry, essays, and more. Btw, you might want to mute the music on this page….


Dead Poets Society

"To the Virgins," is featured in the movie Dead Poets Society, in which an English teacher (Robin Williams) encourages his students to "Seize the day!"

Singing "To the Virgins"

A version of Herrick's poem sung by two young girls.


Listen to "To the Virgins"

A pretty standard reading of Herrick's poem.

Set to Music

Another musical version of Herrick's poem.

Dream Theater, "A Change of Seasons"

Section from progressive metal band Dream Theater's song "A Change of Seasons," which features "To the Virgins" around the 8:12 mark. The phrase carpe diem can be heard around 7:10.

A Totally Different Kind of Music

Looks like Herrick's poem has inspired all sorts of musicians.


Robert Herrick

A drawing of Robert Herrick's profile.

Title Page of Hesperides (1648)

This is the collection of poems that contains "To the Virgins."

Virgins Gathering Rosebuds

A painting of Herrick's poem by John William Waterhouse.

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