Children speak the language
Of the flowers and understand the
Whispers of the wind.
They’re in tune with the subtle
Songs of the forest; they can listen
To the trees, interpret the chatter
Of the rivers, and intuit the meaning
Of each sparkle of the sun.
They don’t have to be told to
Look for the magic in life.
They see if, feel it, and
Taste it’s sweetness everywhere.
Our job isn’t to correct that,
But to nurture it, preserve it,
And perhaps even to re-learn it.