Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Standing and Staring


Leisure
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."

Sometimes it is good to just stand and stare. I spent about 30 minutes just watching the birds by the pebble pool, they may not have been as exotic as yesterdays kingfisher, but they provided plenty of entertainment!

3 comments:

slskenyon said...

Very nice photograph, and "staring" must have been a great experience. It's true that we don't tend to take the time to do that as we should given the possible results.

abe-hap said...

hes a plump little sparrow - wonder if he just ate a worm ;) or is it his feathers making him look fat :)

Ocean said...

I have enjoyed all your recent posts with the bird photos Mary - you have so many birds there right now. Nice shots too.