Salutation to the Dawn
Kalidasa (2500 BC Sanskrit)
Look to this day!For it is life, the very life of life,In its brief courseLie 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 dreamAnd tomorrow only a vision,But today well lived makes every yesterdaya dream of happinessAnd every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!Such is the salutation of the dawn.