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by Reg Starkey
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This is one of the first
poems I ever learnt. I first
read it when I was about 8
years old. As I have aged,
the words become more
important, especially in this
age of digital speed!
This month poem was chosen
by Avril Whitfield
What is this life if full of care
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 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.