Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The bliss of growth and splendor of beauty


Listen to the 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 our 
existence.

The bliss of growth, the splendor of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a
     vision,
But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream
      of happiness
      and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

SANSKRIT SALUTATION TO THE DAWN
from the book Earth Prayers From around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth