Do you halt for delight
at a fabulous sight?
What sparks will inspire
and light up your fire?
Break you away
from the cares of today?

A scent, a caress
that takes your breath?
A whisper of trees
flowers swaying in breeze?

A taste that’s divine
a delicate wine?
A color that soothes
a breathtaking view?

When worries are leaden
trouble you’re dreading
let sudden pleasure
bring moments to treasure
relieve when uptight
help your soul to relight.

-Sue Neufarth Howard