William H. Davies

William H. Davies Poems

William H. Davis was a Welsh poet who lived much of his life traveling around the United Kingdom and the United States. He was homeless but still managed a successful career. Sometimes, his work is regarded as part of the Georgian Poet movement.


by William H. Davies

‘Leisure’ is one of the best-known poems written by the Welsh poet W. H. Davies. In this poem, Davies highlights how modernity alienated us from simplicity.

Money, O!

by William H. Davies

‘Money, O!’ by W.H Davies is a poem that argues that having a lot of money is not all that it’s cracked up to be. While being well off financially comes with its benefits, it comes at the expense of genuine relationships.

No Master

by William H. Davies

‘No Master’ by William H. Davies is a poem that parallels the circumstance of a man leaving behind unwanted employment for the sake of his own happiness to that of a slave gaining “free[dom].”

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