Bee

Thursday, January 15, 2009

His Name is Today

His Name is Today

We are guilty of many errors and many faults,
But our worst crime is abandoning the children,
Neglecting the fountain of life.
Many of the things we need can wait.
The child cannot.
Right now is the time his bones are being formed,
His blood is being made,
And his senses are being developed.
To him we cannot answer 'Tomorrow'.
His name is 'Today'.

Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), a poet from Chile who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945