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Updated on January 14, 2012
 Leisure by William Henry 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 or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in gr
Leisure by William Henry 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 or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in gr | Source

Reply to William Henry Davies

What is this life if not full of care

just make the time to stand and stare

stand in the bushes or in the grass

and look and stare as long as you like

take time to see the woods as you pass

where squirrels go up and down as they hike

open our eyes to see the light

and wait not for light to turn to night

see all the beauty there is to see

do so now while you have the chance

for now is all the time to be

as watchful observant and be romanced

and laugh and jump with such impulse

in tandem and rythmn to match our pulse

a poor life indeed if we let pass

the joys of now and cry alas

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      ThussaysNanaMarie 6 years ago from In my oyster

      Thank you very much.

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      Catherine D. 6 years ago from Canada

      A very beautiful poem indeed. I love it! Don't stop now.