18 October, 2006

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.


(Picture taken at Warwick Castle, UK)
Do we really have the time to marvel this beauty?

7 comments:

mystic rose said...

lovely pic!

and true.. its a poor life if you dont have the time to marvel at the beauty that surrounds us. :)

einstein said:
the one who can no longer marvel is as good as dead.

jade tara said...

that's a lovely pic!

It would not be worth living if we didnt marvel, and not just in spare time. :)

Jyothsna said...

Mystic Rose - Very rightly said!

Jade tara - With our busy lives, we've forgotten to admire the natural beauty surrounding us.

Prashant said...

Its life.........And its we who have decided to live in that way..
i know even i am bad at managing time to get some free time for me....but its life live it...

Smiles :)

Adhi Potoba said...

This was one of my favourite poems in school. I remember that the radiant reader.

jigna said...

the picture very well represents the essence of the poem and the mood that it conveys. good creativity.

Mary Nims said...

nice poem...right on the mark too for the times we liven in. Nice recipe blog..I've linked it to my blog as well.