Leisure (poem)

Leisure (poem)

Leisure is a poem by Welsh poet William Henry Davies.

The poem is well known and has appeared in the following anthologies:

  • Anglo-Welsh Poetry, published by Poetry Wales Press in 1984
  • Book of a Thousand Poems, published by Peter Bedrick Books in 1983
  • Common Ground, published by Carcanet in 1989
  • Oxford Book of Victorian Verse, published by OUP in 1971
  • A Poem a Day, published by Steer Forth in 1996

Modern uses

The poem has been used in television advertisements in the UK, namely Center Parcs and Orange Mobile. In 2003 it was used in a television advertising campaign and as inspiration for a medal-winning garden created by prisoners of HMP Leyhill at the Chelsea Flower Show

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