Do not try to hold it overlong,
this day that is the glory of the year.
Love it. Live in it while it lasts,
delight in all its gaiety and cheer.
Then let it pass with other days
into the pattern of the year's full chart,
only, as another in distant time,
keep fast its wonder to ponder in the heart.
Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001)
from Open the Door