Time to Stop and Stare…

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A wonderful poem, with words to bear in mind as we rush around in our day to day lives.  I do truly believe in being idle…or at least taking a little time each day to stop and stare.

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.

(William Henry Davies 1871 – 1940)


Written by Lores

May 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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  1. It is amazing how we rush through life only to find death standing at the exit sign…better to take a moment along the way to appreciate life’s beauty…well said here.


    May 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    • Indeed. Love your blog by the way – very inspirational. 🙂


      May 5, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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