June 28, 2007


In awe of the Himalayan mountains, Sikkim

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

- Leisure by Davies


RamaG said...

I absolutely love this poem by W.H.Davies. Although written quite a long time back, it is so very true in the present times as well.

You might like to take a look at this if you're interested.


indicaspecies said...

ramag: Delighted to know that you are fond of Davies. Yes, this poem is absolutely adorable and so apt for present times.

I'd love to read what you suggest. However, your link does not open.

RamaG said...

I'm surprised that the link does not open. Anyways...here it is once again.


Hope you like reading it.


indicaspecies said...

ramag: It opened now, and I checked it out. Absolutely delightful. Thank you for sharing. I put up a comment at your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

haha rama...this is my first time to read and find it meaning ful ...Can i just merely understand it..can u explain to me the essense of the whole poet..i'll be appreciate...yewyew87@yahoo.com