Have you devoured its scene?
Have you stopped at a tree today,
to study its bark and its green?
Have you taken a minute today
to stop in the mirror and smile?
or have you forgotten and walked through your day
mindlessly, mile after mile?
preparing and stirring for Spring?
Have you been silent, step outside your thoughts
and heard nature’s birds as they sing?
Have you had kind words to say to yourself?
Or given compassion to others?
Or have you been trapped in the prison of self
and forgotten the rest are your brothers?
Have you remembered we don’t live alone?
that the earth breathes alongside us too.
So did you notice the sunset tonight
with its glow and its pretty pink hue?
‘Tomorrow, perhaps’ I hear you reply –
the mind is so keen to delay.
But days turn to years and while you’re asleep
you miss what you could see today.