Take a break – You’ll feel better

Take a break. Watch the cows. Breathe deeply.

As I am writing this monkeys are jumping from tree to tree, seeking mangoes. Squirrels operate at a lower level and birds provide music. I am not taking a break really, but these days my work and pleasure activities are merging that I hardly know when I am working.

When I was young (I am still young in my mind, just not in years) I used to love this poem:

Leisure
BY William Henry Davis

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

Source: PoemHunter.com
You can read more of W.H. Davis’s poems and many others at PoemHunter.com

Say Hi  to the cows for me. Or should that be Moo?

 

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