W. H. Davies quote

"Peace to these little broken leaves, That strew our common ground; That chase their tails, like silly dogs, As they go round and round. For though in winter boughs are bare, Let us not once forget Their summer glory, when these leaves Caught the great Sun in their strong net; And made him, in the lower air, Tremble - no bigger than a star!"

W. H. Davies

Born: July 3, 1871

Die: September 26, 1940

Occupation: Poet

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