No Time to Stand and Stare

If you follow Next Starfish on a regular basis you’ll know that I sometimes try to follow my own advice on working towards a simpler lifestyle and take short breaks from blogging, and with one week left of the school summer holidays, I going to take a week off.

I’m working on several new posts for when I get back, including; Fight Vampires with Owls, The Greenest Car in the World, Going Vegetarian for a Month, The View from My Desk, Risk or Safe ? and Sponsor a Child Today. I’ll also be writing about how things are going in the garden and with the chickens. I’m also really excited to have several great articles by very interesting guest bloggers lined-up !

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, why not go and make the most of the end of the summer ?

I’ll sign-off with the words of the original Supertramp, Welsh poet WH Davies:

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.

Photo by Artnow 314, via Flickr

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