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Henry Davies (3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940) was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a traveller, in the United Kingdom and United States, but still became one of the most popular poets of his time. The principal themes in his work are observations about life's hardships, the ways in which the human condition is reflected in nature, his tramping adventures, and the various characters he met. Davies is usually classed as one of the Georgian Poets, although much of his work is not typical of the group in either style or theme.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe first lines of \"Leisure\" is a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, appearing originally in his Songs Of Joy and Others, published in 1911 by A. C. Fifield and then in Davies' first anthology Collected Poems by the same publisher in 1916.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWhat is this life if, full of care,\u003cbr\u003eWe have no time to stand and stare.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNo time to stand beneath the boughs\u003cbr\u003eAnd stare as long as sheep or cows.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNo time to see, when woods we pass,\u003cbr\u003eWhere squirrels hide their nuts in grass.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNo time to see, in broad daylight,\u003cbr\u003eStreams full of stars, like skies at night.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNo time to turn at Beauty's glance,\u003cbr\u003eAnd watch her feet, how they can dance.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNo time to wait till her mouth can\u003cbr\u003eEnrich that smile her eyes began.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA poor life this is if, full of care,\u003cbr\u003eWe have no time to stand and stare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe leaves are perfect for all year round use in the garden, hanging from trees, fixed to a wall or fence. 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Leaf Quote - What is this life, if, full of care - W H Davies

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William Henry Davies (3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940) was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a traveller, in the United Kingdom and United States, but still became one of the most popular poets of his time. The principal themes in his work are observations about life's hardships, the ways in which the human condition is reflected in nature, his tramping adventures, and the various characters he met. Davies is usually classed as one of the Georgian Poets, although much of his work is not typical of the group in either style or theme.

The first lines of "Leisure" is a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, appearing originally in his Songs Of Joy and Others, published in 1911 by A. C. Fifield and then in Davies' first anthology Collected Poems by the same publisher in 1916.


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.

The leaves are perfect for all year round use in the garden, hanging from trees, fixed to a wall or fence. Even perfect for Christmas hanging from your tree or the mantlepiece. Why not hang inside during the festive season then outside for the rest of the year?

Part of a series of tree leaves featuring unexpected and charming, sometimes seasonal quotes. Available singly. Each has a 3mm hole on the stalk. They can be hung using nylon line or string. Supplied flat. Can also be simply bent by hand or with pliers for a naturalistic effect. 

Suitable for outdoor and indoor settings.

All dimensions approximate.
Large Size: 146 x 179 x 0.5mm

Material: Mild steel, powder coated