You and To-day

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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

   With every rising of the sun
   Think of your life as just begun.

   The past has shrived and buried deep
   All yesterdays—there let them sleep,

   Nor seek to summon back one ghost
   Of that innumerable host.

   Concern yourself with but to-day;
   Woo it and teach it to obey

   Your wish and will. Since time began
   To-day has been the friend of man.

   But in his blindness and his sorrow
   He looks to yesterday and to-morrow.

   You and to-day! a soul sublime
   And the great pregnant hour of time.

   With God between to bind the train,
   Go forth, I say—attain—attain.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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