Taking time ....

@sueznewz2 (9765)
Alicante, Spain
May 29, 2016 8:32am CST
At one time... I would have said, I'm not a great fan of poetry, but... it's more a case of,  I never really think to read it... Just  recently on a work placement, the lady I was helping liked poetry, but has problems with her vision, and is unable to read,  so, she listens to audio books..., and she has some poems on audio too..., so I have been listening with her, there were some I liked,  and some I didn't. The following poem is one I did like.... as it is something that is quite relevant and important to  me...,  taking time to enjoy my surroundings. As most of you know I love to take photos... which means you need to see what is around you... taking time to stand and stare...   Leisure,  What is life ...    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... I really like this... and I found myself remembering it, as I was walking through the woods looking around with my photography eye....
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@Juliaacv (24646)
• Canada
29 May 16
As you know, I always enjoy your photography, and the poem is very nice also.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
Thank you julia for your kind comments, yes I do know you like my photos, and I love sharing them for you all to enjoy.. @Juliaacv i'm glad you liked the poem too...
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@Juliaacv (24646)
• Canada
29 May 16
@sueznewz2 I guess I enjoy what I am not the greatest at.......poetry and putting together great photos. I'm going to work on that though.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
@Juliaacv I like the photos you've posted on here...especially the one of the tree at the end of your garden in the various seasons.... as for poetry... I think I'll leave that to other people... lol's
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@JudyEv (103938)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 May 16
Lovely photos thanks and this is one of the poems my mother loved too. It is full of wisdom.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
30 May 16
Yes it is full of wisdom...., I think it's quite a well known one... do you like poetry... ?
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@JudyEv (103938)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 May 16
@sueznewz2 I like poetry that rhymes and has rhythm. Some of it is too 'deep' and clever for me. Or too obscure. But some are very moving.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
30 May 16
@JudyEv that's the same for me too.... I'm happier reading @jaboUK 's and many others offerings on here...
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@jaboUK (51555)
• United Kingdom
29 May 16
That is one of the first poems I ever learnt, and so true.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
Is it Janet @jaboUK .... did you like poetry in school... i'm sure we covered it a bit in english lessons but I don't recall any of them ??
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@jaboUK (51555)
• United Kingdom
30 May 16
@sueznewz2 No - I didn't like poetry in school - I thought it was for wusses! I still recall ones we had to learn though, including this one.
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@LoriAMoore (7606)
• United States
31 May 16
Thanks for sharing.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
31 May 16
you're welcome..
@PainsOnSlate (19689)
• Canada
31 May 16
I loved it. It is what i am all about, I stand and stare a lot. I'm going to share this on Facebook.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
31 May 16
me too... it goes well with being keen photographers doesn't it.... @PainsOnSlate I'm glad you liked it...
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@just4him (96323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 May 16
I can see why this would come to remembrance when you take your walks with your trusty camera. It's a great poem. It makes you think. It's time to stop and stare.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
It certainly does for me...
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@BelleStarr (33942)
• Portland, Connecticut
31 May 16
It is so true, often we are in so much of a hurry that we are rushing through and not really observing all the beauty around us,
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@silvermist (16599)
• India
29 May 16
The photos are beautiful.The poetry with its meaningful lines is so nice.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
Thank you @silvermist i'm glad you liked them ..
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@silvermist (16599)
• India
30 May 16
@sueznewz2 Now do you wish you had started to read poetry earlier?
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
30 May 16
@silvermist no not really...., the ones I listened to were ok... but it didn't really spark an interest....
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 May 16
That is a beautiful thought. We all need time to "stand and stare."
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• Eugene, Oregon
29 May 16
Oh, forgot to say that those photos go so well with the thought too.
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@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
Yes I think we do...and fortunately, I often get the opportunity to do so...
@sueznewz2 (9765)
• Alicante, Spain
29 May 16
thank you James @JamesHxstatic i'm glad you like them... I like the humble daisy... it's one of my favourites..
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@mom210 (5982)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Jun 16
beautiful photos and I love the poem too. Daisy's are my favorite by the way.