William Henry Davies

(3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)

William Henry Davies Poems

1. The Worms' Contempt 8/3/2015
2. The Fog 3/5/2015
3. Where We Differ 1/3/2003
4. The Hermit 1/3/2003
5. The Heap Of Rags 1/3/2003
6. The Flood 1/3/2003
7. The Hawk 1/3/2003
8. This Night 1/3/2003
9. The Likeness 1/3/2003
10. The Child And The Mariner 1/3/2003
11. The Boy 1/3/2003
12. The Sluggard 1/3/2003
13. Truly Great 1/3/2003
14. When On A Summer's Morn 1/3/2003
15. The Bird Of Paradise 1/3/2003
16. The Example 1/3/2003
17. The Mind's Liberty 1/3/2003
18. Thunderstorms 1/3/2003
19. The Sleepers 1/3/2003
20. Songs Of Joy 1/3/2003
21. The Dark Hour 1/3/2003
22. The Happy Child 1/3/2003
23. Ale 1/3/2003
24. Sweet Stay-At-Home 1/3/2003
25. Charms 1/3/2003
26. Seeking Beauty 1/3/2003
27. In May 1/3/2003
28. Nell Barnes 1/3/2003
29. The Moon 1/3/2003
30. A Greeting 1/3/2003
31. The Kingfisher 1/3/2003
32. Sadness And Joy 1/3/2003
33. Days Too Short 1/3/2003
34. Come, Let Us Find 1/3/2003
35. The Villain 1/3/2003
36. Laughing Rose 1/3/2003
37. A Fleeting Passion 1/3/2003
38. The Rain 1/3/2003
39. No Master 1/3/2003
40. All In June 1/3/2003
Best Poem of William Henry Davies

Leisure

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 is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

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The Worms' Contempt

What do we earn for all our gentle grace?
A body stiff and cold from foot to face.

If you have beauty, what is beauty worth?
A mask to hide it, made of common earth.

What do we get for all our song and prattle?
A gasp for longer breath, and then a rattle.

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