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Carpe Diem

  • Carpe Diem mounted on blue card
  • Carpe Diem mounted on cream card
  • Carpe Diem mounted on blue card and framed
  • Carpe Diem mounted on cream card and framed

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Carpe Diem mounted on blue card

Carpe Diem mounted on blue card

Inscription: CARPE DIEM

Usually translated from the Latin of the Roman poet Horace in his Odes as 'seize the day', or sometimes as 'enjoy the day', or 'pluck the day when it is ripe'. Lord Byron was the first to integrate the phrase into English in his 'Letters' of 1817: "I never anticipate, - carpe diem - the past at least is one's own, which is one reason for making sure of the present." The phrase has been enthusiastically absorbed into today’s language, perhaps especially since the cult film The Dead Poets’ Society (1989) used it as a neat summary of the story’s philosophy. The words are here set around a design based on a medieval clock face, linking the phrase with the concept of passing time. This bold decorative plaque makes a thought provoking and pertinent present for anyone with a special birthday or anniversary.... especially for someone who is retiring or hitting 60 – 70 – 80!

Fixing Points: Four holes: in each corner of the tile

Dimensions: 10.5cm x 10.5cm

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