Look To This Day Poem by Kalidasa

Look To This Day

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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!

Susan Williams 22 October 2015

I have never read her work before. I will now. She is fascinating.

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Anil 07 January 2022

Kalidasa was a man

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* Sunprincess * 16 May 2014

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

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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.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 22 October 2015

The glory of action and peace of mind speak about the secret of day. Day is completely associated with life. The splendour of achievement sings the glory of life as well as of day in reflection of sunlight. Today's living matters a lot. Very interesting and wise poem is well written by such a great poet. Amazing...10

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What a magnificent definition to help us excel in our mission by viewing each day as God's benediction through dawn's installation!

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mostafa mohan 19 November 2022

I found it by chance and really liked the poem

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Chinedu Dike 19 September 2022

An insightful piece nicely put together with conviction

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Pallab Chaudhury 17 September 2022

Kalidas is the Shakespeare of India. Beautifully translated one!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 17 September 2022

A timeless poem. Meaningful and so inspiring.

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