"Soften your face, like a beautiful white lily,"
my gentle yoga teacher says, "You are a beautiful
white lily. Align your shoulders with your hips,
with your feet and your head with your spine,
straight and tall as a maple. You are a maple,
hale, rooted, growing. Feel energy in your feet,
hands, body and the love from your cells. Move,
secure, free, like a black stallion in a summer meadow.
You are that stallion. Now, stand on one foot, ancient,
balanced. You are a thriving flamingo among flamingos."
I smile at being a thriving flamingo among flamingos.
She continues, "Let's lay upon the ground. Be still.
Breathe slow. Let go of everything, blending into space.
Here is only love and creativity. You are consciousness.
Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia
All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
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