Thoughtful Thursdays | Summer | Leisure

With many of us working so diligently in our gardens at this time of year, it can be challenge to stop and smell the roses. So this Summer I’ll be trying to make a conscience effort to enjoy the beauty of the world as it grows.

 


 

Leisure

 

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 in her eyes began.

 

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

 

William Henry Davies

1871 – 1940

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