I’ve updated an old blog about an anonymous poem August Heat and W. H. Davies’s famous poem No Time to Stand and Stare. I include my own poem influenced by these two great poets. It is Time to Stand and Stare.
August Heat is the title of an anonymous poem that I rather like. It describes exactly what I do when the weather is hot. It speaks of doing nothing other than sitting. Suits me!
We may never know the name of the poet who wrote August Heat. It is a poem that (in my mind) I link with the great poem, Leisure by the Welsh poet W. H. Davies. Davies wrote this in 1911.
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,
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