As we're studying the Renaissance in Music History right now and we're careening towards graduation (and! I just realized that my THIRTIETH high school reunion is April next), Herrick's ancient words are most appropriate:
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
And for those readers who don't comment~if you would send me an email if you know the rest of the song that has the lyrics "sweet silver bells". It's been running through my head today and I don't know all the words. When I google it, I just get that vile Christmas song (Carol of the Bells, if you must know). I seem to remember that it was a canon. It would be fun to use this spring.