i really quite like this...but is it the 'my way' of poetry?
'Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.'
it's nice but i can't help but think about the job lot of no-marks that might've had it read out at their funeral as some sort of keeping up with the jonses indication of a life well lived
and it sort of has shades of that.....'oh yeah...everyday as it comes...live life to the full...every second counts' bullshit rhetoric that you get
but i don't really see it like...it's not about livivng life to the full...it's just about the simplicity of kicking back and thinking...'yeah...that was a good day. a man could die happy after a day like that'. i like that.