Friday, May 2, 2008

Salutation to the Dawn by Kalidasa

Salutation to the Dawn is one my favorite poem.It is a Sanskit proverb for senerity and peace written by Kalidasa, famous Sanskit poet and dramatist.

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 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.