Embrace this moment, sweet lover. Indulge afore time wilts thy passions.
A Carpe Diem Special where we attempt to “distill” a poem into haiku form. This week’s poem comes from The Bard, William Shakespeare. The poem, appropriately enough, is named “Carpe Diem” and comes from third scene of the second act in Twelfth Night.
O stay and hear! your true-love’s coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting—
Every wise man’s son doth know.
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,—
Then come kiss me, Sweet-and-twenty,
Youth’s a stuff will not endure.
Hope you enjoy.
Happy Reading and Writing!