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 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.

by Kaveena Boss

Comments (3)

This isnt kaveena's poem! ! ! .. i learnt this poem when i was a kid! !
This poem is by William Henry Davies! !
Wonderful poem Kaveena! And, what kind of life is this if we don't have time to read and write poetry. Glad we had the time... great write! ! Brian