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Carpe Diem

Rating: 2.9

Age saw two quiet children
Go loving by at twilight,
He knew not whether homeward,
Or outward from the village,
Or (chimes were ringing) churchward,
He waited, (they were strangers)
Till they were out of hearing
To bid them both be happy.
'Be happy, happy, happy,
And seize the day of pleasure.'

The age-long theme is Age's.
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Kirsten 04 March 2021

Does anybody know, in which book I would find these beautiful words?

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Mahtab Bangalee 16 June 2020

'Be happy, happy, happy, And seize the day of pleasure.' ......... From being overflooded With happiness should have it............present and future and the happiness making goal everything is flow of current time.....so seize the present as the real life...........thoughtful......10+

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The presentIs too much for the senses, Too crowding, too confusing- Too present to imagine. Worth remembering

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Douglas Scotney 16 June 2020

overloaded present......

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Prabir Gayen 16 June 2020

The present Is too much for the senses, Too crowding, too confusing- Too present to imagine.

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Bjpafa Meragente 16 June 2020

Lucid. We abhor clear minds in poetry. That is my quarrel with Frost. A man like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, W.B. Yeats, Rimbaud or Baudelaire, Garcia Lorca or T.S. Eliot are inhabitants of that dreamlike state that is true poetry, even epic poems like Lusiadas or about Odysseus...Who am I to pretend to feel something about him? only a soul with an opinion. Given and not withdrawn.

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Ruta Mohapatra 16 June 2020

Too present to imagine.....True!

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Harley White 16 June 2020

Wonderful and thought-provoking as Frost's poems usually are...

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Grant Menke 16 January 2019

TRASHHHHH BROOOO just absolutely terrible like honestly my son writes better than this

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Fabrizio Frosini 10 July 2015

The meaning of carpe diem as used by Horace is not to ignore the future, but rather not to trust that everything is going to fall into place for you and taking action for the future today. The same In Frost's poem...

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