Dream not of today,yesterday is still here the future is what you fear, dream not of today that is what the wise men say. Fear not for yesterday it is gone it has picked up the things you should of done , scooped them up like a thief and then made off at a run.

Dream not of today waste not your time on dreams you need to be out there stacking up the hay. Reach not too hard into your future it is not yet come, why make panic for yourself of things you can know, nor will be done.

Dream not of today though you may think that it is here to stay. Hold not on to that which cannot last however tight you cling to it. Or run your best,you can not out run time no matter your efforts to be fast, you will just fail like all the rest.

Dream not of today, dream not of what there is no chance to change. Look not too far back for that is all done and gone, let it waft off on the breeze as the fading notes of a song. The future too right now has no claim on you. Live for the moment make the most of life is what you need to do.

Dream not of today.  Above you see the lily as it was in bud and as it is now open and beautiful living, and then to the future the fading bud oozing life. Dream not of today waste not your present take hold of life and what it is giving.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martin Shone
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 21:36:07

    Oh wise Willow, how wise you are 🙂


  2. catcherofstars
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 22:00:29

    Uplifting!! My day has been made brighter!
    Andrea xxx


  3. Raven of Leyla
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 04:30:34

    I would not live for tomorrow after you wise words here Willowdot…no here in the moment is worthy of my time…a gift was my yesterday.
    love it and the graphics I must say!


  4. poetofmidnight
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 05:41:13

    A very inspirational message. Living too much in the past can be dangerous; life is short make good of it while you can. It’s great that I’ve got to visit your blog once more.


  5. lilyklynn
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:06:54

    Beautiful. I love the reference to the lily (though it is actually a lotus, I believe). My mum used to make reference to it all the time as a symbol of enlightenment and the course of human life.


  6. granbee
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 17:31:58

    I love how the artwork here fills out your message in this prosepoem. BEING in the moment is the answer, not idly dreaming in the moment. This moment, this very moment right now, is all we ever have!


  7. Vampire Weather
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 19:48:13

    Yes, making the most of life is ever the quest! Wonderfully said my friend


  8. willofheart
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 05:01:46

    this is very inspiring and uplifting willow you make my day…


  9. catcherofstars
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 22:17:12

    Carpe Diem! We must seize the day!!!
    Love this, just brilliant!!
    Andrea xoxo


  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    Dec 12, 2013 @ 20:28:44

    Beautiful, Willow, & I just love, love the artwork you choose – every time.

    Wonderful. HAVE A GREAT DAY THEN 🙂


  11. Carolyn Jennings
    Jan 18, 2014 @ 19:31:15

    Beautiful writing and blog!


  12. nataliescarberry
    Mar 04, 2015 @ 00:28:38

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


  13. cindy knoke
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 21:37:27

    So lovely and profound!


  14. Reformed Hippie Mom
    Aug 21, 2016 @ 01:48:03

    Beautiful and cyclic, like time itself. I’ve never believed time to be linear. The first time I read about time being existing as the infinity symbol, I felt a lightbulb go off in my head. Your poem sums it up perfectly! Every moment is THIS moment. Thank you for sharing this. ❤


    • willowdot21
      Aug 21, 2016 @ 06:14:18

      Time is a strange thing, it is a thief it steals from our past and future but worst of all it steals from our now which is all there really is. The sad thing is we waste it thinking too much, all we have is now and that is tenuous. That said have a good day. 😊


  15. Kurt Anthony
    Jul 06, 2017 @ 19:28:35

    Thank you, this is beautiful.


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