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(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).
    349 person liked.
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  • ''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.

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The Villain

While joy gave clouds the light of stars,
That beamed wher'er they looked;
And calves and lambs had tottering knees,
Excited, while they sucked;
While every bird enjoyed his song,
Without one thought of harm or wrong--
I turned my head and saw the wind,
Not far from where I stood,
Dragging the corn by her golden hair,

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