Have we Forgotten

Have we forgotten
How to live and feel
Are we bound to walk unknowing
The warmth of the sun or the wetness of the rain
Even the gentle touch of the snowflake
How to embrace life and love
Its laughter and every tear
The soft kiss of a lover awakening
The smile of simple satisfaction
How to smell and taste
Not knowing the smell of a spring rain and
Lilacs through an open window
A freshly mowed field of hay in the summer
The flavors of a summer harvest on a cool fall day
To open your mind and learn to live
Embrace each day as if it were the first and last
Smell the fragrance of each day and taste its harvest
To do this is to not forget

9 November 2007