William Henry Davies

(3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)

William Henry Davies Poems

1. The Worms' Contempt 8/3/2015
2. The Old Oak Tree 1/28/2016
3. The Fog 3/5/2015
4. The Flood 1/3/2003
5. The Hawk 1/3/2003
6. The Hermit 1/3/2003
7. The Heap Of Rags 1/3/2003
8. The Child And The Mariner 1/3/2003
9. The Sluggard 1/3/2003
10. This Night 1/3/2003
11. Where We Differ 1/3/2003
12. The Boy 1/3/2003
13. The Likeness 1/3/2003
14. The Sleepers 1/3/2003
15. The Bird Of Paradise 1/3/2003
16. When On A Summer's Morn 1/3/2003
17. The Happy Child 1/3/2003
18. The Dark Hour 1/3/2003
19. The Example 1/3/2003
20. Sweet Stay-At-Home 1/3/2003
21. Truly Great 1/3/2003
22. Thunderstorms 1/3/2003
23. Ale 1/3/2003
24. Seeking Beauty 1/3/2003
25. Nell Barnes 1/3/2003
26. Songs Of Joy 1/3/2003
27. A Greeting 1/3/2003
28. The Mind's Liberty 1/3/2003
29. The Moon 1/3/2003
30. The Kingfisher 1/3/2003
31. In May 1/3/2003
32. Sadness And Joy 1/3/2003
33. Days Too Short 1/3/2003
34. All In June 1/3/2003
35. Charms 1/3/2003
36. The Villain 1/3/2003
37. Come, Let Us Find 1/3/2003
38. A Great Time 1/3/2003
39. No Master 1/3/2003
40. The Rain 1/3/2003
Best Poem of William Henry Davies

Leisure

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.

Read the full of Leisure

No Master

Indeed this is the sweet life! my hand
Is under no proud man's command;
There is no voice to break my rest
Before a bird has left its nest;
There is no man to change my mood,
When I go nutting in the wood;
No man to pluck my sleeve and say --
I want thy labour for this day;
No man to keep me out of sight,

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