“Night, Long and Empty”

"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" by John William Waterhouse (1909)

“To the Virgins to Make Much of Time” by John William Waterhouse

NIGHT, LONG AND EMPTY
Night, long and empty, is coming when no one can love,
So seek out love while the day still has light,
Find it and lose it until you find it again,
Hold onto it, cherish it and never let it go.
For true love once found can never be replaced,
So gather your rosebuds while you may * for
Night, long and empty, is coming when no one can love.

* Robert Herrick, “To the Virgins to Make Much of Time”

( “Night, Long and Empty” © 2013.  All rights reserved. )

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