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Take Time to Stand and Stare

When I see someone walking in a beautiful place, which for me is by a river or the sea or in a wood, and they have earphones on and are checking their mobile phones for messages I always think of this poem.  It was a poem written by the poet from Wales, W.H Davies.  He wrote it in 1911, well before mobile phones were invented.  It is perhaps more relevant I think today, than when it was written;

     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 is if, full of care

     We have no time to stand and stare.



Ted Dwyer Family Business

July 2018

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