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The Poet's Corner Count that Day Lost - February 19, 2017 

 

 The Poet's Corner

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Count that Day Lost

by George Eliot

(Mary Anne Evans)

George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator of German and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era ... she was born Mary Anne Evans but used the masculine pen name George Eliot to ensure that her works would be taken seriously.

 

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard, 
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost. 


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