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The joys to be found in poetry September 4, 2012

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I read this poem recently and have given a copy to my daughter. I feel it’s a beautiful reminder that we don’t always need to be going somewhere to be making the most of life. This post is for all the kids I know of doing it tough as life takes a path a little different to what they had expected…and to their parents. May you have days when you are well enough to enjoy the stillness. xxx

 

Leisure

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 Henry Davies

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