Each Day A Life

Robert William Service was a poet and writer sometimes referred to as the Bard of the Yukon He is best-known for his writings on the Canadian North including the poems The Shooting of Dan McGrew The Law of the Yukon and The Cremation of Sam McGee His writing was so expressive that his readers took …

I count each day a little life,
  With birth and death complete;
I cloister it from care and strife
  And keep it sane and sweet.
With eager eyes I greet the morn,
  Exultant as a boy,
Knowing that I am newly born
  To wonder and to joy.
And when the sunset splendours wane
  And ripe for rest am I,
Knowing that I will live again,
  Exultantly I die.
O that all Life were but a Day
  Sunny and sweet and sane!
And that at Even I might say:
  "I sleep to wake again."

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