What is this life............ by oulgundog

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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 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


  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    Excellent image…..fantastic !!! Molto belle e VERE le tue parole….Guenda

  • Vi ringrazio Guenda … questo mondo ha bisogno di essere guardato .. molto lentamente! :-)

    – oulgundog

  • joak
    joakabout 3 years ago

    lovely and such a fittin verse anaw ..magic bud

  • Aww ! Thanks Joak man!

    – oulgundog

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupabout 3 years ago

    Let her sit astride her mount
    The surrounding beauties to count
    Let her gaze upon yonder peak
    Listening to Mother Nature speak
    Let her listen to the gentle breeze
    The land set her heart at ease
    Let her forever hold in her mind
    This image so lucky to find

  • Wow! Excellant David!! Thank you.

    – oulgundog

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 3 years ago

    Really beautiful. x

  • Ah! Thank you Agnes!

    – oulgundog

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you I’m honoured indeed!

    – oulgundog

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Would love to see this in Gorgeous Gypsies

  • Thanyou Louise , I will!

    – oulgundog

  • louisegreen
    louisegreenabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting.

    – oulgundog

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéabout 3 years ago

    beautiful composition!

  • I Thank you Esther .. very kind!

    – oulgundog

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • I thank you mi’lady!

    – oulgundog

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