Gather, gather your youth: Just like this flower, old age Your beauty will wither.
Pierre de Ronsard (1524 - 1585)
Source: Odes, I, I7.
Contributed by: Zaady
Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; Gather the roses of life today.
Source: Sonnets pour Héléne, I, 43
When you are old, at evening candlelit, Beside the fire bending to your wool, Read out my verse and murmur, "Ronsard writ This praise for me when I was beautiful."
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