9 Poems About Today

Be inspired to live today by the positive verses in these poems. This day is the only day we are guaranteed. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. And, no one can change what happened yesterday. We all have today, do not waste it! You may also want to consider the thoughts in these quotes about today.


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  1. Today
    Poet: Thomas Carlyle


    So here hath been dawning another blue day;
    Think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?

    Out of eternity this new day is born;
    Into eternity at night will return.

    Behold it aforetime no eye ever did;
    So soon it forever from all eyes is hid.

    Here hath been dawning another blue day;
    Think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?



  2. The Water That Has Passed
    Poet: Sarah Doudney


    Listen to the water-mill,
    Through the live-long day;
    How the clanking of the wheels
    Wears the hours away!
    Languidly the autumn wind
    Stirs the greenwood leaves;
    From the fields the reapers sing,
    Binding up the sheaves;
    And a proverb haunts my mind,
    As a spell is cast:
    "The mill will never grind
    With the water that has passed."

    Take the lesson to thyself,
    Living heart and true;
    Golden years are fleeting by,
    Youth is passing too;
    Learn to make the most of life,
    Lose no happy day;
    Time will never bring thee back
    Chances swept away.
    Leave no tender word unsaid;
    Love while life shall last.
    "The mill will never grind
    With the water that has passed."

    Work while yet the daylight shines,
    Man of strength and will;
    Never does the streamlet glide
    Useless by the mill.
    Wait not until tomorrow's sun
    Beams upon the way;
    All that thou canst call thy own
    Lies in thy today.
    Power, intellect, and health,
    May not, can not last;
    "The mill will never grind
    With the water that has passed."

    Oh! the wasted hours of life
    That have drifted by;
    Oh! the good we might have done,
    Lost without a sigh;
    Love that we might once have saved
    By a single word;
    Thoughts conceived, but never penned,
    Perishing unheard.
    Take the proverb to thine heart,
    Take, oh, hold it fast! -
    "The mill will never grind
    With the water that has passed."



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  4. You And To-Day
    Poet: 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.



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  6. Lessons For Today
    Poet: Adelaide A. Procter


    Rise! if the Past detains you,
    Her sunshine and storms forget:
    No chains so unworthy to hold you
    As those of a vain regret.
    Sad or bright, she is lifeless ever;
    Cast her phantom arms away,
    Nor look back, save to learn the lesson
    Of a nobler strife — to-day.



  7. The Duties Of Today
    Poet: Fred Husted


    Oft we ponder, looking yonder,
    At a duty far ahead;
    Often fretting, and forgetting
    Those about us where we tread.

    The duties nearest are the dearest;
    They are not so far away:
    Sweetest flowers, they are ours,
    Growing at our feet today.

    Be possessing present blessing,
    Wait not for tomorrow's shower;
    There's a beauty in each duty,
    Bringing payment every hour.

    Look not backward, live not forward,
    Grand and glorious is today;
    Let us give it while we live it
    All the honor that we may.

    Pastures greenest, waters cleanest,
    Where the Shepherd leads today;
    Of tomorrow need we borrow
    While he feeds us on the way?



  8. Help Today
    Poet: C. W. Naylor


    I need thee, Lord; I need thy help today
    To guide me onward in my pilgrim way.
    My vision far too narrow is to see
    The rugged path of duty leading up to thee.

    I need thee, Lord; I need thy strong right hand
    To lead me upward to that brighter land.
    Alone I feebly falter on my way;
    I can not do without thee, Lord, even one short day.

    I need thee when the waking sun doth rise,
    And till its last beams die in western skies;
    Still in the darkness would I have thee near
    To hold my hand, to keep my soul, to calm each fear.



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  10. A Road Tune
    Poet: Josephine Preston Peabody


    Oh, there is morning yonder.
    And night and noon again;
    And I must up and wander
    Away against the rain.

    The forests would delay me
    With a thousand little leaves;
    The hilltops seek to stay me.
    And valleys dim with eves.

    The mist denies the mountains,
    The wind forbids the sea;
    But, mist or wind, I go to find
    The day that calls to me.

    For there are mornings yonder,
    And noons that call and call;
    And there's a day, with arms outheld,
    That waits beyond them all.



  11. My Wish Today
    Poet: Mrs. Butts


    Little one, little one.
    They say life is hard:
    Thou wilt hear this old story
    From preacher and bard:
    Little one, listen,
    My wish is to-day
    To make thy life easy -
    And this is the way.

    Little one, little one,
    Down in thy heart.
    Is a voice true and earnest,
    Unspoiled and apart;
    It speaks to thee always;
    Always obey:
    Then life will be easy
    Through night and through day.



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  13. One Guarantee
    Poet: C. A. Lynch


    We have one guarantee
    And that is today
    No one knows for sure
    If we will see another day.

    Enjoy each moment
    That the day does bring
    Be happy and
    Let your voice sing.

    On this day
    Brighten other people's day
    By assisting them and
    Helping them in every way.

    On this day
    Give a smile
    To someone you don't know
    It will go many miles.

    On this day
    Share you love
    Give others grace
    As God gives you from above.

    Today is yours
    To do with it as you choose
    Loving and helping others
    Means you have nothing to lose.



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