Kaveena Boss

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 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,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Poem Edited: Friday, August 27, 2010

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Comments about Leisure by Kaveena Boss

  • Glen R (2/26/2007 4:36:00 AM)

    This isnt kaveena's poem! ! ! .. i learnt this poem when i was a kid! !

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  • Sherill Edwards (2/16/2007 10:21:00 AM)

    This poem is by William Henry Davies! !

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (8/23/2006 10:34:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem Kaveena! And, what kind of life is this if we don't have time to read and write poetry. Glad we had the time... great write! !
    Brian

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