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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Salutation to the dawn

I was just writing an email to a friend, and having read their recent blog post, it made me think of my favourite poem, and so I thought I would post it here .
This has inspired me for many years; made me face things, embrace things, "seize the day", stop procrastinating, and just made me feel happy to be alive.
Just in case you are wondering....vanilla is flavour of the week here "far away":(


Salutation to the Dawn

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 splendor of beauty
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.


  1. vanilla is a good flavour too.

    Yes, today - indeed this moment - is all we ever have.