Wednesday, July 11

Up Up and Away- Ben Nevis Beckons

I brief hiatus whilst I go off and enjoy myself.

But a few words that I've quoted in the past, to ponder whilst I'm out in case you're bored.

"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"
(Leisure - W. H. Davies)

"Fair seed-time had my soul, and I grew up
Fostered alike by beauty and by fear "

(The Prelude -Bill Wordsworth)

"A tasty world"
(Jerry Cornelius)

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The W.H.Davies was one of my mother's favourite poems. (God rest her soul.) Do you know "The Autobiography of a Super-tramp" by the same author? Totally fab. A must-read for the walker, traveller or vagrant.
Agreed -a great read and makes Orwell's "Down and out......." a bit tame by comparison
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