Monday, December 29, 2008

Carpe Diem: Poems for Making the Most of Time

Got this through Looks interesting! Now, if only I could find the time to read it! ;)

Start 2009 off with the rallying cry of Carpe Diem, a powerful reminder to seize the day and live each moment to its fullest potential. From the ancient to the contemporary, poems have offered answers, arguments, and directives on making the most of time. Learn more about the history of carpe diem poems, and read dozens of examples, all perfect for resolutions, guidance, and finding new directions.
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Roxy Katt said...

Seize the Carp! Love the theme. Wish I were better at practising it, actually. But I have always felt uneasy about that word "seize." Too much of a note of desperation in it, as of someone who fears she can never really "seize" the day, after all. What about "embrace the day"?

Roxy Katt
Pornographer and Cultural Bolshevik

Brian Campbell said...

"Embrace" suggests passive, accepting enjoyment. Which may well be OK, especially in a balmy environment. Seize may or may not be desperate -- but certainly suggests urgency, more in keeping with time's inexorable movement, passing opportunities, that sense of final deadline hanging over our heads.