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 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.
The poet refers to the human beings who have no time to look and enjoy the beauties of nature. The poet says that our lives are so full of worries and responsibilities that we have no time to enjoy the beauties of nature and our surroundings.