To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)
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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….
"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!"
A version of Herrick's poem sung by two young girls.
A pretty standard reading of Herrick's poem.
Another musical version of Herrick's poem.
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.
Looks like Herrick's poem has inspired all sorts of musicians.
A drawing of Robert Herrick's profile.
This is the collection of poems that contains "To the Virgins."
A painting of Herrick's poem by John William Waterhouse.