From Anna

From Anna

  • Posted by Sandra
  • On 3. May 2021

Hi Everyone, “Leisure” is a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, published in 1911.


It is a favourite of mine and I sincerely hope that the “Secretary, chah-wallah and comprador de comestibles” will soon get the chance to enjoy some of this leisure among his many duties.


“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.”

Stay well and healthy everyone. Cheers, Anna



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