On standing and staring

Today I was struck afresh by the poem ‘Leisure’, written by William Henry Davies:

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

Inspiring Wonder is here to help you find the inner and outer spaciousness you need  to feel free to stand and stare.  If wonder has dropped off your agenda lately, we are in your corner with a listening ear and lots of creative solutions!

 

 

One Comment on “On standing and staring

  1. At the end of another busy week, it is good to be called back to the peaceful energy of quiet wonder. Thanks, Chloe.

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