W. H. Davies

W. H. Davies

About W. H. Davies

William Henry Davies or W. H. Davies (3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940) was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a tramp or hobo, in the United Kingdom and United States, but became one of the most popular poets of his time. The principal themes in his work are observations about life's hardships, the ways in which the human condition is reflected in nature, his own tramping adventures and the various characters he met. Davies is usually considered one of the Georgian Poets, although much of his work is atypical of the style and themes adopted by others of the genre.


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    Poems by W. H. Davies

  • The Rain

    Famous Poem


    in Famous Nature Poems

    I hear leaves drinking rain;
    I hear rich leaves on top
    Giving the poor beneath
    Drop after drop;

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    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.56
  • Leisure

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    in Famous Sad Poems

    What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare

    No time to stand beneath the boughs,

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    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 215
    • Rating 4.44
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