Salutation of the dawn

“Listen to the exhortation of 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”

Kalidasa ~ Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language (4th-6th Century A.D.)

Photograph by Chris Gibbs

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