N o w

      One looks behind him to some vanished time
      And says, "Ah, I was happy then, alack!
      I did not know it was my life's best prime -
      Oh, if I could go back!"

      Another looks, with eager eyes aglow,
      To some glad day of joy that yet will dawn,
      And sighs, "I shall be happy then, I know;
      Oh, let me hurry on."

      But I - I look out on my fair To-day;
      I clasp it close and kiss its radiant brow,
      Here with the perfect present let me stay,
      For I am happy now!


Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Poems of Pleasure


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