Saturday 12 October 2013

Man by the harbour

My father, James Donald Greentree 1943 - 2013
Painted 1995 by Anthony Greentree

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.

Poem by William Henry Davies.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful poem and a beautiful painting by your father.