Leisure..

30 05 2007

Today I am going through my old collections and I came across this poem on Leisure by William Henry Davies. I especially loved the expressions like “No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars like skies at night.” How true! I wonder if I can catch streams on broad daylight anymore, working like a royal princess in this A.C. sweatshop in this great metro! Well, let me not give voice to the cribber in me! Being in TCS, I have a lot of flexibility and a good quality of life. Yet, I miss those days of childhood, where I used to walk or cycle along the side of a stream to reach to my school catching those sparkling colors, reflections and my dreams radiating on the water… This poem is sure nostalgic!

It goes like this..

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 if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


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30 05 2007
Vera

🙂
Thats a nice poem.
I wonder at my childhood, and i doubt i’d ever have realised or cared to realise all this.
Its only once we grow up that we find time enough to be nostalgic…. childhood was so busy.

1 06 2007
Salz d gr8

Hey real nice poem… Felt like being a child once again 🙂

3 06 2007
Devil

wonder if i ever told u….but i always loved this poem….and still remember the lovely illustration tht went along with it…a man standing leaning on a barb wire and wood fence…one leg on the fence a cigar in his mouth looking yonder at the pastures with cows grazing……and my fav line was/is… ” What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare”

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