To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven;

A time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which was planted.

          - Ecclesiastes 3:1,2

A passage of scripture taken from the Bible. These and next six verses were made popular in the 1960s by a folk/rock group known as the Byrds with a song known as Turn Turn Turn.

The author of the piece, Solomon, wrote the book as an investigation into life as a whole. His recognition of the changing of time as an event and time as a purpose to do certain things or ideas is the major theme in the third chapter.