the themes in Leisure is a life that does not include time for leisure is a
The persona draws attention to the fact that in today's world, we have
forgotten to spend some time to appreciate the simple pleasures of life and
The persona highlights the fact that life has no meaning if we only
concentrate on our work and we have "no time to stand", "no
time to see", "no time to turn" and "no time to
We have to give meaning to our life. We need to make
time for leisurely pursuits and to observe the simple things around us. For
example, watch "squirrels hide their nuts in grass" and look at
"streams full of stars".
Another theme is that we need
to take time to enjoy nature and the simple pleasures of life.
The poem draws our attention to the heauty of nature around us. The
persona wants us to stop and take time to look around us. We need to take in
and enjoy the simple pleasures given to us by nature.
The poem urges us to appreciate nature. No matter how busy we all are,
we should make time to appreciate what is around us - the mountains, trees,
rivers, animals, etc. There is beauty and wonder in nature to delight our
senses and mind.