Thomas Carlyle

(1795-1881 / Ecclefechan)

Today - Poem by Thomas Carlyle

So here hath been dawning
Another blue Day:
Think wilt thou let it
Slip useless away.

Out of Eternity
This new Day is born;
Into Eternity,
At night, will return.

Behold it aforetime
No eye ever did:
So soon it forever
From all eyes is hid.

Here hath been dawning
Another blue Day:
Think wilt thou let it
Slip useless away.


Comments about Today by Thomas Carlyle

  • (10/3/2018 3:17:00 PM)


    I read this marvelous poem in my high school days in Korea. It was in our English textbook. Especially, the second stanza, Out of Eternity/This new Day is born; /Into Eternity, /At night, /will return., has been remained in my memory, perhaps forever. Today, after 65 years, here, I visited this poem again. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010



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