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The Race (after Andrew Marvell) by Frank Coffman This final, fitful flurry falling down Will melt soon, and the April grass will green. And yet how quickly green will parch and brown— And summer fade to fall as all have seen. Lessons from Nature? There may be a couple: One in the wondrous cycle of rebirth; One in that Time, relentlessly, on supple Limbs, races against us for all we're worth. That some things last is clear each day at dawning. That most things don't is seen in every death. Let Time not pass u
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Latin Verse Carpe Diem is a secular genre of verse named for the famous phrase from Horace's Ode II, "carpe diem", Latin - seize the day. The genre focuses thematically on the moment. It can be found in the voice of a lover coaxing his lady love to "grasp the moment" or a call to arms. The frame is at the discretion of the poet although I did find a framed invented form at Poetry Styles which is described below. Probably one of the best known "carpe diem" poems is Robert Herrick's Gather ye rose-buds framed in Hymnal Measure. Gather y