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Friday, July 22, 2005

Leisure - as taught by Sai

What is 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.

Leisure - W.H. Davies


The poem is so true in the lives of most of us.

Do we live because we are alive
or are we alive because we live?

We need to find the time to discover ourselves and the world around us.

W.H. Davies wonderfully describes the loss of time and need that we posses, to admire simple yet beautiful things.

Why do I post this today?

I woke up last night around two and saw my beautiful daughter asleep. The sheer innocence in her sleep and the saintly look of hers made me realise that in my Topsy turvy life of work and chores, I may not have taken the time to enjoy her childhood and before I know it, it may be gone.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.


So from today, I promise her and myself that I will live to be alive and enjoy what the world throws my way.

I will not lead a poor life full of care
and I will have time to stand and stare


Thanks Sai for teaching this to me in your sleep.

2 comments:

Krishna said...

Wonderfully Put --- by Davis and put in a great perspective by you as well.

Uncover Japan said...

Yep family come first..