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Look To This Day

Rating: 3.6

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;
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Susan Williams 22 October 2015

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

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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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David Magee 08 December 2015

Why must translators feel the need to gild the lily? The embellishment of this magnificent Sanskrit proverb is both gratuitous and unwelcome.

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Indira Renganathan 17 February 2021

Kalidasa is a blessed poet..no wonder his poems are superb...

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Gayatri Phukan 27 January 2021

Beautiful poem

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Kevin Patrick 09 July 2020

WONDERFUL Sentiments even after all the centuries these words still inspire meaning.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 July 2020

A great profound philosophical life song reiterating true way of living and enjoying life in a meaningful manner. A well deserved classic poem of the day.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 09 July 2020

Very profound philosophical write directing towards correct way of living and enjoying life. A well deserved classic poem of the day.

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