A Red, Red Rose
Time Quotes Page 2
How we cite our quotes:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run. (11-12)
While "run" can just mean "pass" or "move," the word makes us imagine time passing by very quickly. This gives the poem a sense of urgency; the speaker acts, almost, as if he doesn't have a whole lot of time and must make haste.