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.
William Henry Davies (3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)
Find five times today to stop and take a deep breath and soften your eyes and say, ” I am taking time to stop and stare.”
Finding and appreciating the joy and beauty near us takes only 5 minutes and it is a chance to practice your English in your head, under your breath or out loud!!!
Have a good one!