Sensory Deprivation

Will we ever hear…
The warmth of the morning sun,
The urgency of the climbing rose,
The longing of the willow,
The fragrant offerings of the magnolia.

Will we ever hear…
The stillness of the night owl,
The trembling of the field mouse,
The struggle of the emerging chick,
The molding of the mushroom.

Will we ever hear…
The love of a child,
The hatred of enemies,
The mourning of the lonely,
The victory of the runner.

We can hear…
But will we listen?