Monday, November 12, 2012

The Twin Poems: With Sir W. H. Davies'

   Through the poem 'Leisure,' Sir William Henry Davies does not tells us not to care at all about other things in life, he tells us that if we are so full of selfish care and no care at all for the environments and nature but only our desires, pleasures and self benefits, it is a poor life. Truly it is, is it not?
   Of course, as most of us would have known, his poem is about environments and nature. As we read through it again, let us try to have insights from it:

   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 day light,
   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.


   I first wrote down a draft of this post when a friend on facebook.com had made me recollect the little part of a poem I know and when he mention the author name, I decided to check it out to know the whole of the little thing I vaguely know.
   Later, I was thinking of humorous story for a comedy film project that I decided to make, on which I connected the poem as well as a new poem that appeared to me. I call that poem the other missing poem.
   Then, hours later in the morning, on my sleepless little bed at home my mind wondered about... and thus this post.


   Let me write a few part of Sir William's poem this way so that it may be understood better, 'what is this life if it is full of selfish care, if we have no time to stand and stare. What is this life if full of care, if we have no time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as sheep or cows. ...if we have no time to see the place where squirrels hide their nuts in grass when we pass by the woods.... and it goes on so.

   Yes, as Sir William had said if we have no full of care of ourselves only, if we have time to stand and stare at the nature around us, we would be able to see at what condition they are in, realize how valuable and important they are to us, have time to care for them and work and fulfill our responsibility upon them. Then, we would make this world a better place for life than it currently is and we would not be poor in environments and nature as we currently are.


   Not only the other missing poem but I also call the poem below, the twin poems of Sir William Henry Davies', for I was inspired by his poem and as the poem do also deliver the other missing message of it. Thus the title of this post.
   I'm glad that I could finish it as it was not an easy thing for me to write, I have to pray for it too. I believe it gives us a better understand about Sir William's poem and help us not to misuse it.

   As I was writing the poem below and looked at Sir William's writings I feel like crying and out loud.

   What is this life if, no care at all,
   We have no time to work and fulfill responsibility.

   No time to put the fire out of the building,
   And fulfill responsibility as long as the Evil or corrupt.

   No time to rescue, when woods are depleting,
   Where the great atmosphere is produced.
 
   No time to clean, in an advanced and modern day,
   Water full of poison, like darkness at night.

   No time to check at beauty's stumble,
   And help her feet, how they can grow.

   No time to act till her mouth can't
   Tell that sadness her life shows.

   A fateful life this if, no care at all,
   We have no time to work and fulfill responsibility.

   Yes, since we are full of care of ourselves only, we have make ourselves poor of the environments and nature by slowly destroying and killing the Earth as  we only care for our own benefits and kind, only care to increase our population, and as we pollute the air and water and mow the forest trees and the animal kingdom including animals itself without second thought, that result in global warming, decrease in animals and river's flow, pools of water and many streams running dry and rise in sea level.
   If we do not realize this and spare a care for our own environments and nature, we are obviously going to make our own life fateful as the environments, temperature and nature would soon be unfit for life.

   It's time to wake up, give some of our time to stand and stare at our own surroundings and nature as Sir William had called on us long before our current environments come to pass, when nature was still beautiful and dancing on its feet, and also work and fulfill our own responsibility upon them lest it would be truly fateful in the end.
   Yes, if we had listened and follow at Sir William's calls, if we had spare a care to stand and stare for our own surroundings and nature we would have noticed how beautiful, valuable and important they are, we would have noticed their condition and would have work and fulfill our responsibility upon them and would have save them and keep ourselves in no worries earlier.

   If the environments and nature are still in good condition and not dying we have nothing to worry about it even with our current life styles but it is not that way. So, all that we can and have to do now is help our environments and nature to stand on their own feet by not only protecting the remaining forest and growing trees here and there but widen up and increase the forest which we have use and are still using up, so that the weather and river can be as it was, streams that are running dry can be alive and the global temperature and the ice lands can be normal again and would not be a threat or danger to us anymore.
   That way we can be free from a fateful environments and nature destruction that could come to pass by our own full of selfish care.


   Let us have a care for others including animals and our own environments and nature for our own benefit, which cannot come by full of selfish care.

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