Slough Libraries and Culture Poetry Journey Post 6

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Poetry 6

Poetry post 6

You’ve reached the end of your poetry journey – well done. Here’s a final poem for you to enjoy. What better way to relax and unwind than to stay in the park for a while and take some time to enjoy the glory of nature in Slough’s beautiful green spaces? As well as keeping your body fit and healthy with Active Walks, it’s important to look after your mind too.

Leisure
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.

by William Henry Davies

If you’d like to enter the prize draw for a bundle of books, please complete this form, telling us the six poems that featured on the walk.

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