Salutation to the Dawn

Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the truths
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 is 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 of the dawn.

A selection from The Bhagavad Gita. Also attributed to the Indian poet Kalidasa.

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Published: August 10, 2006Last updated: August 10, 2006

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