Leisure | Inspirational Memorial Poems

Leisure
(Inspirational Memorial Poems)

What is 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