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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Parallel Between Life and Yoga

By Arlene Corwin

You do a pose.
It feels awful, incomplete, a strain.
Wait several minutes if you can.
Shift. Modify. Shift again.
To wait it out will get you there.
To wait it out will get you where
You need to be, the pose fulfilled
But always open to refinement.
As you know, nothing is final,
Each adjustment
Leading to a bonus:
Consciousness distributed,
Continually feeling for more,
More and more,
The more resulting in the new -
A different you.

So if you’re able, wait it out.
The wait itself, wed to your nature,
Has a future unexpected;
Progress in the mind and brain;
New synapses, new power
Over limb and fears.
Wait it out. The clime of waiting
Is exciting:
Minutes, years –
It’s all the same.


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Comments

Great piece of writing --
Thank you.

Well done. Namaste.

Very nice....loved it and before I go I want to say "Here Lies Sheila - today - broken hearted because being old - she came to do but only....../you can add the rhyme."

To Faith: coincidentally, Faith is my middle name. And thank you do very much!
To Brenda: Namaste back sister.
And now to Sheila:
Here likes Sheila/today/broken hearted
because, being old, she came to do/but only/
"scolds herself (unwholesomely)
for getting old,
not thinking that we all get cold
one day,
but while alive,
each day is gold,
if you know
how,
and knowing how
to let things go
is key,

Correction for my careless typos:
To Faith: coincidentally faith is my middle name. And thank you SO very much.
And to Sheila: "Here LIES Sheila...

Arlene: Loved it! Hope to hear more of your poetry here--?

Barbara

I posted "hoping to HEAR more of Arlene's poetry."

An excellent Freudian slip. When reading poetry, I'm also hearing it in my head.

B.

Dear B.
That's what you should be doing. That's what everyone should be doing. Bully for you!
I've got a site. arlenecorwinpoetry.com
(something like that). It's full of my stuff.
When I counted my files last (yesterday) my poetry stood at 2,988 poems. Not including the 17 from the start of this year.
Thank you so much. And everyone who has commented.

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