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No Time

No Time

This is a wonderful poem, explanation of who the poet was/is, and images that bring the words to life. Do we have time to stand and stare? We should.

The World according to Dina

No Time
Zeit-los

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Stare07a

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

SSS Siri Selma Selfie with cow SSS: Siri Selma Selfie with a leisurely staring  cow on the Cley Marshes, Norfolk

 No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

Stare06a
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

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No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Stare09a

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

Stare08a

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

We nearly fell off our bookshelves when we researched the poem “Leisure” by William Henry Davies. The author’s amazing life story as well as…

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

3 responses »

  1. We so often just don’t take time and most of the time we just don’t realize we should have. What passes unseen is not missed only when one points out what we just missed. Great post.

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  2. Pingback: No Time | Halina's Blog

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