(3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)

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.

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I read this at 17th years and i think that it are the best poem that i readed In my life
One of the greatest poems ever written by the man known as the Supertramp Poet.
A delightful poem, I learnt this in Primary school in the 1930 s I really enjoy it.
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this poem is awesome! :)))
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