Lose this day loitering-’twill be the same story

Lose this day loitering-’twill be the same story
Tomorrow-and the next more dilatory;
Each indecision brings its own delays,
And days  are lost lamenting o’er lost days.
Are you in earnest? seize this very minute-
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated-
Begin it, and then the work will be completed!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749- 1832)

  With thanks to my friend the photographer N. Mahalingam       

About padmum

You could call me Dame Quixote! I tilt at windmills. I have an opinion on most matters. What I don't have, my husband Raju has in plenty. Writer and story teller, columnist and contributer of articles, blogs, poems, travelogues and essays to Chennai newspapers, national magazines and websites, I review and edit books for publishers and have specialized as a Culinary Editor and contributed content, edited and collaborated on Cookbooks. My other major interest used to be acting on Tamil and English stage, Indian cinema and TV. I am a wordsmith, a voracious reader, crossword buff and write about India's heritage, culture and traditions. I am interested in Vedanta nowadays. I am now an Armchair traveller/opinionator/busybody!
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1 Response to Lose this day loitering-’twill be the same story

  1. Grannymar says:

    I’m out of breath… its chore after chore this morning with a minute or two to catch my breath then off for more……… chores! 😉


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