Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Unwind

A golden brown cow unwinds on a hillside on a warm late spring day
My grandmother told me cows lying down can be a prediction of a good weather, or rain and thunderstorms, depending on whether they lie at the top or bottom of a hill. Pity I can't remember which she said was which.
 It seemed as everyone was chilling out and unwinding
 or under shade.

Take time to unwind as the wandering Welsh poet WH Davies most famous poem says - 

'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 if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at U here


 

 

9 comments:

Hildred said...

A poem from my school days, - have never forgotten the philosophy..

Leslie: said...

I remember learning that poem, like Hildred. Must have been in the curriculum in those days. Love it! Also love the photos and the views behind the cows, geese, and horses!

Leslie
abcw team

Melody Steenkamp said...

i ofcourse don't remember that poem but i do like it ;-0

Have a united, splendid AbC-day / -week
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carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful nature shots ~ love the cows and horses ~ thanks,

Happy Midweek to you ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

chillin'!
ROG, ABCW

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What's life if not to stand and stare.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Beautiful clicks and words about animals.

Gattina said...

I wished I could sit besides that cow, it looks all so peaceful !

Ann said...

Being born in the country I love cows--something about those eyes. The poem is wonderful, don't know if I have ever heard it.
Ann