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 and 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.

Lovely little poem, makes me wonder why exactly we don't take time to look at the beauty around us. Most of us are lost in a rat race. A race for Money, power, onsite .You name it and its on the list. Everything is marketable and everything
has a price.
Nothing is free in the world we live.
This statement is a paradox.
The beauty around you is free for you to enjoy but the time you are going spend doing that is going to cost you something-someone might just get ahead of you during this time and if you are not on your toes then you might just kicked out of the race.
But in spite of all this I still think its worth taking some time from al our busy schedules to just appreciate the tiny little moments of sunshine and beauty in our life.


Debaditya said...

May be we have not prioritised things....
May be we do not know how we want to die...
May be we forgot to do little things and be happy...
May be we don't know what we want..
May be we care too much for the outside world...

Whizkid said...

nice poem !!

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