Leisure

From my Flickr photo set “Leisure

What is this life if full of care
We have no time to stand and stare 

Muscat, April 2008

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, April 2012

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:

Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 2012

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?

Hampi, March 2013

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Leisure by WH Davies, Songs of Joy and Others, 1911,

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