What if…?

What if the leaves,
stirred to singing
by the breeze,
sing with even more joy
when they notice
you are listening?

What if the small white flower
quivers with delight
when you notice
her tiny
yet honorable
to the beauty
of this world?

And what if
that brief moment
is all she needs
to know that her life
is worth living,
all her efforts
not in vain?

What if the trees
feel the depth
of your pain,
and are quietly
reaching toward you,
offering solace
with everything
they have to give?

What if the whales
diving into the deep blue
can feel your love
for them,
even across all that
open ocean?

What if the water,
weary from
her endless journey,
is replenished by
your gratitude,
which gives her
the strength
to keep going?

What if the Earth
longs to feel
the caress
of your naked feet
on her warm, brown skin?

And what if
the granite mountain,
no matter how remote
and immovable
he may seem,
feels a quiet shiver of joy
when you are touched
by his majestic beauty?

What if…?

Published in Poems of Earth and Spirit: 70 Poems and 40 Practices to Deepen Your Connection with Nature


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