Time to Stand and Stare

Pink Water Lily
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.

Mama and Baby Goat

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.

Lush Green

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Glacier Lilies, Photo by Ruth Lane

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

Sunset Bucerias

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

— William Henry Davies

5 thoughts on “Time to Stand and Stare

  1. Beautiful! Very pertinent today as I watch 5 bald eagles on my frozen pond. Looks like a deer. I can’t get a thing done!

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