Leisure By W.H 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 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 if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Among all the poems that I learnt as a kid, this one, I have yet not forgotten. One day, while sipping Tea, I started sketching this poem line by line. here are the sketches-

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4 Responses to Leisure By W.H Davies

  1. Sajan says:

    Simplicity redefined !!

  2. saraswati narayan says:

    anna i saw this…its really amazing…i feel u’ve used amma’s eye’s here in ur comic strip… am i right???

  3. V Narayan says:

    a very good effort indeed, kartik. Good and keep it up!!!!

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