Orplid has been described as "less a song than an incantation." Indeed, no other word suffices for this enchanted and enchanting evocation of the mythical isle of Orplid as conjured by its guardian goddess, Weylas

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) - 'Maaier' - 'Reaper', 1885
Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may …..
Baskets with Rosebuds harvested for perfume manufacturing
Robert Herrick (English, 1591-1674) - 'Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may', 1648
Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for his book of poems, ‘Hesperides’. This includes the carpe diem poem ‘To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time’, with the first line 'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.'
Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may …..

Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may …..

Dido - The Day Before The Day

Dido -  'The Day Before The Day'

and missed the most important thing, you ever tried to say

i’ve lived my life without regret, until today

you who love to love and believed we can never give enough

and you who hoped that underneath, we all felt the same

that was intil the day before the day

(Source: sextective)

'Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may,'
Robert Herrick - 1648
Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may …..
Photo by Mario Testino, 2004
Gather Ye Rosebuds while Ye may…..
Alexander Gascoigne (English, 1877-1927) - an Art Nouveau stained glass design, 1906

“The artist, and particularly the poet, is always an anarchist in the best sense of the word. He must heed only the call that arises within him from three strong voices: the voice of death, with all its foreboding, the voice of love and the voice of art.”

—   Federico García Lorca
Annie Louisa Swynnerton (English,1844-1933) - ‘The Sense of Sight’, 1895