In defence of ‘wanderings’ :)

Here’s a poem I like very much, ‘LEISURE’, by W.H. Davies! It was during a neighborhood ‘wandering’, in a moment of leisure, that I spotted this little scene in a park, and it brought so much joy to my heart, and then peace, to my soul! Sharing the poem, and my picture here! Enjoy:

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“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, care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”

I hope this sharing will motivate the readers of this blog to find that time, ‘to stand and stare’ — it’s the simple things that bring joy to the heart, and peace to the soul! 🙂


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