Knight Commander of the Wild Empire
Registered: December 2006
Location: Cumbria, on the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park.
This life sized bronze fisherman gazing out to sea near the harbour at Port William is accompanied by the first verse of a poem called "Leisure" by W H Davies.
Here it is in full and most suitable for WAB I think.
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.
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