Leisure

I memorized this poem in Junior High School and still remember it. So true.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


 ~William Henry Davies

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3 Responses to Leisure

  1. lovealways7 says:

    Very unique words and photo!🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. hernibs says:

    One of my favourites too. 😉

    Like

  3. Heather says:

    I have always loved this poem. I have not seen it in ages! Thank you for the reminder! ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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