Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sitting on my seat.

I was sitting on my garden seat, daydreaming as I do, thinking of starting the lawn mower or not!
Maybe I'll do it tomorrow? maybe I'll just have a wee kip?
When around the corner comes a friend of mine Ray Saying "You have no time to stand and stare" I reckon he was relating to the garden tools laying about and me sitting in the chair, anyway after a wee crack he departed, leaving me thinking about his opening words .
Then it dawned on me and I decided to share.

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

I believe this was created by W.H.Davies  and read out on television by a country girl by the name of Pam Ayres.
Didn't they do well ?

As for me I'm just a country boy, who has nothing to do and all day to do it in, so I'd better get started.
So; may your road be long and full of song and I'm sure happiness will come along.

Be well


  1. Very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post.

  2. I recognise that poem but have no idea why. Maybe I heard Pam Ayres reading it. I have no recollection, but then I have no recollection of how I know the words. How strange! Daydreaming is good Agman, daydream away.

  3. That magical moment when I awake from my day dream. Nothing haunts me more than awakening and the loss of the memory, be well Agman.


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