Dryden

October 21st 2021

Today, a poem for Clive.

Happy the man, and happy he alone,

He who can call today his own:

He who, secure within, can say,

Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

Be fair or foul or rain or shine

The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.

Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,

But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

‘Happy the man’, John Dryden

Until tomorrow, for I have lived today.

James

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