Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 26, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Happy the Man

by John Dryden (1631 – 1700).

 

Happy the Man

 

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.

 

Notes:

http://www.online-literature.com/dryden/

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poet/107.html


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