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Carpe Diem Definition

Poetry Definition of Carpe Diem

Latin expression that means 'seize the day.' Carpe diem poems have a theme of living for today.

Example

Leuconoe, don't ask--it's forbidden to know--
what end the gods will give me or you. Don't play with Babylonian
fortune-telling either. Better just deal with whatever comes your way.
Whether you'll see several more winters or whether the last one
Juppiter gives you is the one even now pelting the rocks on the shore with the waves
of the Tyrrhenian sea--be smart, drink your wine. Scale back your long hopes
to a short period. Even as we speak, envious time
is running away from us. Seize the day (Carpe diem), and trust as little as possible in the future.

Top 5 Carpe Diem Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem Life is Fine Manassian, Eileen Carpe Diembeautiful, life,
Premium Member Poem The Zenith of my Prime Manassian, Eileen Carpe Diemhow i feel,
S U B L I M E Mister ROBOTO, JSLambert Carpe Diemaddiction, anger, change, conflict,
I must Carpe Diem Meier-Hans, Brenda Carpe Diemdeath, family, feelings, life,
Each Day Takes its Turn Mister ROBOTO, JSLambert Carpe Diemblack african american, day,

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