Have you noticed the sky today?Clouds

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?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHave you considered the soil today,

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.



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2 Responses to Today

  1. sarah says:

    Love it! And love thelast line and photo x

  2. Anne says:

    This is lovely and very thought provoking.

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