LEISURE - W.H.Davies
Thread poster: Aurora Humarán
Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Sep 16, 2002

Good Monday!

Stop, take a deep breath. Relax...

Easy to say...but very difficult to do.

I dedicate this poem to those who always \"run\".

Stressed people who, because of their haste, are only able to catch mere \"glimpses of life\"... They have time to see somebody´s bright eyes but not enough time to see the smile that follows...

Aurora, Aurora, Aurora...you are talking about yourself...

Of course I am. Let´s say that this short poem is a reminder...

Let´s enjoy it together. Let´s think about its simple and wise proposal.

Have a nice week!



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 or 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 is if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare


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Arthur Borges
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Nice Sep 16, 2002

A very agreeable read.

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Lydia Molea  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Aurora Sep 16, 2002

Good start for the week


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MikeGarcia  Identity Verified
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Thank you,Auh. Sep 16, 2002

From somebody who has just had all his working elements,his portfolio, his electronic agenda, stolen, in a cyber-café were he has been working translating since saturday at 7 pm and it is now monday, 4.05 am,thank you for this wonderful gust of fresh air.

Your friend,


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Margaret Lagoyianni
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Good thoughts Sep 16, 2002

Good morning Aurora,

I have long watched with keen interest your various postings on life\'s trials and tribulations.

Today\'s posting is one I use myself regularly both for personal reflection and as resource material with a variety of students.

Congratulations Aurora.You must indeed be a wonderful person.

I wish you all the best in the world for you and your family.


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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Poem Sep 16, 2002

Nice poem but it is part of an ad on TV in the UK for a \'bungalow park\' I think and it sorts of ruins it!

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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Poetry and Marketing Sep 16, 2002


I was part of the \"Marketing (WOW!!!) World\" for almost seven years so I know that marketers, more than others, feel that \"the end justifies the means\"...

Anything is possible to reach a marketing objective. That´s how marketing works!

Probably, the use of this nice poem for advertising purposes does somehow spoil it, at least in the United Kingdom and other areas where the copy is aired. But...that copy will be forgotten some day and the poem will stay...

Saludos desde Argentina, Aurora

PS...Besides... we still can enjoy the poem regardless its advertising use, can´t we?

...shouldn´t we?


[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-09-16 11:54 ]

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Another poem on a similar theme Sep 17, 2002


Here lies a poor woman who was always tired.

She lived in a house where help wasn\'t hired.

Her last words on earth were:\"Dear friends, I am going

To where there\'s no cooking, or washing, or sewing;

For everything there is exact to my wishes;

For where they don\'t eat, there\'s no washing of dishes.

I\'ll be where loud anthems will always be ringing,

But having no voice, I\'ll be quit of the singing.

Don\'t mourn for me now, don\'t mourn for me never.

I\'m going to do nothing for ever and ever.\"

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