Poetry – A Wasted Day

I spoiled the day;
Hotly, in haste,
All the calm hours
I gashed and defaced.

Let me forget,
Let me embark
—Sleep for my boat—
And sail through the dark.

Till a new day
Heaven shall send,
Whole as an apple,
Kind as a friend.

— Frances Darwin Cornford

Quote – Heaven hides the book of fate

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed—their present state.

— Alexander Pope

Related References

Quote – A person that loveth a book

[A person] that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.

— Isaac Barrow

Quote – Approaching Life As A Creative Work

[Personal mastery] means approaching one’s life as creative work, living life from a creative as opposed to a reactive viewpoint.

— Peter M. Senge