What is This Day?

natureLook to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.

In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence.
The joy of growth
the splendour of action
the glory of power.

For yesterday is but a memory
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a memory
of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore to this day.

 A Sanskrit poem.