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W. H. Davies

Davies in 1913,
(by Alvin Langdon Coburn)
Born (1871-07-03)3 July 1871
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died 26 September 1940(1940-09-26) (aged 69)
Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England
Occupation Poet, writer, tramp
Nationality Welsh
Period 1905–1940
Genre Lyrical poety, autobiography
Subjects Nature, begging, the life of a tramp
Literary movement Georgian Poetry
Notable works The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp, “Leisure”
Spouse Helen Matilda Payne[1]
(m. 5 February 1923)

But cats to me are strange, so strange I cannot sleep if one is near.
Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink.
It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.
What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
As long as I love Beauty I am young.
A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.
The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.