Thursday, February 10, 2011

WE HAVE NO TIME TO STOP AND STARE

Leisures, by William Henry 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

I like this poem a lot, the rimes are so pretty. And somehow it reminds me of the past most. In fact I have been so busy at school that I felt that I have not been able to enjoy the beauty of this world lately. Today as I walk by the school park, I just sat on a bench and watched the snow fall, it was all so quiet and peaceful. It made me remember how life used to be care free, but somehow when you entering adulthood you feel like your future is uncertain, somehow you don't know where life might lead you...and sometimes it makes you forget to breathe, and stare at the beauty of the world. I really need to manage some time for myself and some other time for my studies. I am in desperate need for the right balance in life. I hope to find it soon, until then I leave you with some shots of montreal and ottawa. I just like the way the weather is changing from freezing winter days, to cold breezy mornings. Watching the snow melt, and then come back is simply beautiful, it's like mother nature is playing hide and seek with us. Somehow, it makes me even more impatience for the spring, but yet, makes me want to enjoy the last winter weeks a bit more.

Until next time I wish you all a good week-end!
Marilyn
xx

79 comments:

brigduong said...

This is a lovely post & thanks for sharing the poem, I really enjoyed it :)

valnouveau said...

beautiful pics, 2 y 6 my favs. i love the colors :)

Mélie said...

Lucky - Perth never gets any snow :/ Amazing chandeliers, beautiful photos ♥

La colombe et le corbeau

Wttwotc said...

WOps! I love the night street and the lamp! Great, as always.

Judith said...

Nice post and LOVELY pics! I agree with you, We get so caught up in life that we never stop to admire everything that is around us.

I think you would enjoy reading Eckhart Tolle "A NEW EARTH"


"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life."
-Eckhart Tolle

Becky-May said...

Beautiful pictures and blog :)

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Karolina Joanna said...

beautiful photos!

Hannah said...

Love your blog. Hope you're having a great weekend xx

Monique said...

Amazing poem and lovely photos as usual! Hope this year has been good to you so far...

Marrisa said...

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That's a great poem. Thank you for sharing that!


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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Gorgeous pictures and I feel the same way like in the poem! I have so much homework and blogging takes up most of my free time but at least it's my favorite hobby! I need to get out of the house more and I'm trying to do that little by little :-) xoxoxoo

chuck n. said...

do you live in ottawa?

Laura-Bear said...

Beautiful photos and what a lovely poem!
Love the chandelier and ceiling in those first pics... wowza!

josyp said...

Stunning!

Sophia said...

I like your pics!!

ching said...

that photo of the last leaf on the tree reminded me of a story i heard in school, but i forgot about it now. the photos are so nice.

Valerie said...

These photos are astounding. Wishing you find balance in your life. :)

Anna said...

I like this poem and your pictures.
I wish you find balance in your life soon.
I know how it feels when you get at that point when balance is all you need.
xx

Harriet said...

One of my favourite poems :) I love all your photos, especially the chandelier, wow!

Sabrina O. said...

Awesome pictures! Love the lay out of your blog!
x

johanna said...

ADORABLE place, I've been there is really pretty

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Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

the statue against sky photo is blowing my mind. gorgeous.

Mademoiselle Marie said...

the pics are amazing!!! i love the first ones especially :))

Emma Skye said...

OK - you are a truly talented photographer. Amazing blog too x

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Sunters said...

So beautiful !

:)

Lily said...

Wow! THose pictures are really beautiful! I'm loving the pink leaf so much!

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audrey marie said...

great post! i love that tree. great photos.

v a m p i r e said...

Marinka the photos are amazing , well captured

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Fashion Nicotine said...

Beautiful pictures!

livingeasylovingfree.com said...

the chandeliers are amazing, also waiting impatiently for spring to arrive....Toronto has been bombarded with snow, ice & cold :(

Kate said...

Wow that light is magic!
x

My Republic of Fashion said...

That chandelier is just so stunning!! :)SArahD

SabinePsynopsis said...

Looking at the first few pictures I thought we were in Marocco, but then it became properly cold and Canadian... I do hope you find some rest soon, Marinka. Life can be exhausting... and it's no good when you don't find the time to see the beautiful things around you.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Looking at the first few pictures I thought we were in Marocco, but then it became properly cold and Canadian... I do hope you find some rest soon, Marinka. Life can be exhausting... and it's no good when you don't find the time to see the beautiful things around you.

Emilie said...

Beautiful photos!

Sofi Stellar said...

Such a beautiful poem. And wow, that is one MASSIVE chandelier!

Sometimes I feel like society sort of PUTS that pressure on you, to do something with your life. In a way, I think we do, too...everyone wants to do something they love, myself included, but I think society sort of pressures us into more of a "okay, hurry up and choose your path!", when in actuality it can take time.

I hope you find some balance, soon, too <3

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Simply stunning. That chandelier looks so grand! I really enjoyed reading that poem too :)

hila said...

I literally gasped over these photos, amazing!

yes, I'm finding it hard to find that elusive balance too.

Hannie said...

I stopped to stare at your perfect photos! :)
xoxo from Hannie

Ida Nielsen said...

Beautiful post both in words and pictures!

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Tamara said...

You really made me travel with these. Beautiful images.

Grace said...

OH what'd I give for that chandelier in my dining room.

Love Grace.

Des said...

Excellent photos.

johanna said...

This is SOOOOO beautiful

Kristen Leotsakou said...

i just love your photos so much! i mean its such simple stuff you take photos of and you turn them to art! how????

Sick by Trend said...

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Winnie said...

Such a lovely post and a gorgeous poem.

Also love your pictures, that chandelier is absolutely breathtaking!

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Mimi-Louise-Love said...

So true we forget the most important little moments in life. We forget to love it, live it, and breathe it, we forget the little things that made us so happy. i love this poem! i like your blog! =)

Danielle said...

Beautiful post! :D
xoxo

naomemandeflores said...

I love pictures of snow. You take the best ones, I love it!


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Rhônya Holman said...

Thank you for the warm welcome! By the way your photos are absolutely gorgeous. (-:
Wishing you the best!

The.Red.See said...

Wow. Amazing photos!

cryskay said...

gorgeous photos. they are truly stunning.
thanks for sharing the poem - i can relate.
xo

Flashes of Style said...

Oh wow! The chandelier is soo beautiful <33

Elisabelle said...

lovely photos!

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Pop Champagne said...

lovely chandelier, are you from Ottawa?! just curious when you say shots from montreal and ottawa, if you are, then very nice to meet a local!! :)

Marinka said...

@ pop champagne: yes I live in Ottawa nice to meet you too:)

And thanks to everybody for the nice comments, and the sweet words :)

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Hanah said...

Nice!

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Laura Holland said...

your photos are beautiful!

S and O said...

*Stopping*
*Stare*
Wow ^_^
Xoxo
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Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Killer focus. x hivennn

Marinka said...

thank you so much Hiven that is really nice :)

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ludmilla doll said...

love your poeme your very talented
love evrything on there.
so take care
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