January 06, 2009

"Leisure" by W. H. Davies

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 and 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.

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Maybe you like to think about this for a moment, and if you have a little more time to reflect, you may also want to read this. Stop for a minute today and enjoy some of the beauty around you. Have a wonderful day!

3 comments:

Parinaz said...

What a nice poem dear Robert!
You know your nice posts and positive thoughts always make me hopeful and I extremely enjoy reading them. Thanks for sharing.
As I have started the new year with joy and happiness, I wish you a wonderful year ahead of you.

Be happy.

Esfand` said...

:) liked it !
Thanks for sharing such a melodious poem.
Yes, I will surely take some time and stop for a moment and enjoy the beauty around me :)
Have a wonderful day! Week, month and year!

Robert said...

@ Parinaz:
Dear Queen P, I am happy to read you enjoy my posts. It makes me happy, too! Enjoy your days :)

@ Esfand:
You are surely one of the people I imagine would stop and stare more often than most :) Keep enjoying life forever!

Rob