Kalidasa

(4th Century - 5th Century / Ujjain / India)

Look To This Day


Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

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  • Gold Star - 10,456 Points * Sunprincess * (5/16/2014 6:38:00 PM)

    ........a beautiful write....be happy every day....cause yesterday was the dream of happiness....and hope is of tomorrow....truly enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,206 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/21/2014 2:40:00 AM)

    vision about life is the theme in the great poem of the greatest poetic mind of India. It is nice and beautiful and awesome to read and recite and also to understand. (Report) Reply

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