Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yoga -- Poets United -- Midweek Motif


marriage is to join                  heart, mind and breath          shouldn’t be so hard to do

still there just does not seem to be time      the work i do   is never finished       

i stand on the sideline                        trying to remember the plays      sometimes i try to remember

sometimes i try to forget       either way                               can be hard to do

one day                                   perhaps i will get back           to yoga regularly

join heart, mind and breath   there again                             perhaps the sun will set

and i will still be waiting         see myself in practice          only in my mind’s eye

June 22, 2017



half-lotus said...

Yoga meaning union. I like how you compare the two unions, that of marriage, with that of mind, body, and spirit. And I agree: that whatever I am doing in this moment takes up my principle concern. Marriage and Yoga are two things, I think I should think about, but seldom do.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

I once loved tai chi. But when I tried it again in later years my mind could not retain the sequences of the movements. I was slowing down the class so stopped going. Sigh. I miss it though.

Susan said...

If we can breathe, even from the sidelines, that is half the journey. The heart isn't blocked by the brain or muscles. And I know I have never fully united--just bits here and there.

indybev said...

Our busy lives get in the way of so much ....

Mary said...

Indeed there sometimes is not enough time to do all of the things that we want to do or should do. I like the reflectiveness of this poem & the honesty!

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Well, this is an inspiration. I love yoga so much, but I am allowing myself to just sort of wallow in not quite self-pitty but depression - when I could find a yoga class I like - I really miss it. Maybe your words will push me into it . . . maybe.

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I love your paintings!

harada57 said...

Maybe your words will push me into it . . . maybe