Leisure by William Henry Davies Posted by Ranu

W. H. Davies, London, November 24th, 1913

W. H. Davies, London, November 24th, 1913 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a poem I always liked.I wanted to share it with you.

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 is if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

William H.Davies was a panhandler. This poem was noticed by George Bernard Shaw. It became famous after it was published.

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