Treasure Island

William Henry Davies

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

Quotations

  • ''What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare?''
    William Henry Davies (1871-1940), British poet. Leisure, Songs of Joy (1911).
    386 person liked.
    63 person did not like.
  • ''And I could see that child's one eye
    Which seemed to laugh, and say with glee:
    'What caused my death you'll never know—
    Perhaps my mother murdered me.'
    ''
    William Henry Davies (1871-1940), British poet. The Inquest (l. 25-28). OxBTC. Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.
  • ''I turned my head and saw the wind,
    Not far from where I stood,
    Dragging the corn by her golden hair,
    Into a dark and lonely wood.''
    William Henry Davies (1871-1940), British poet. The Villain (l. 7-10). OxBTC. Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.

Read more quotations »

Money

When I had money, money, O!
I knew no joy till I went poor;
For many a false man as a friend
Came knocking all day at my door.
Then felt I like a child that holds
A trumpet that he must not blow
Because a man is dead; I dared
Not speak to let this false world know.
Much have I thought of life, and seen

[Hata Bildir]