M. Devine




(Be) Venerated

Breathe like a baby and soften

Bend in the wind and feather the ground

Become pliable as a young tree

                                          K. Devine

Breathe & recapture what was yours at
Birth
Breathe & buy back your one
Beloved life
Breathe: feel the rising & falling like a 
boat on gentle waves
Become a master, spacious & open. feel your
Breath as it is: a golden thread, your connection to life
Buddha would say distance yourself from thought & concentrate on your

Breath. the way you 

Breathe is the way you live.

Become the miracle of pranayama, taking in & giving back
Breathe with the belly like a sleeping baby
Bend in the wind without snapping &
(Be) reborn
                                                   J. Smith

0 thoughts on “To Breathe and Bend”

  1. So lovely. "Bend in the wind without snapping…" reminds me of Tanya Tucker's marvelous song, which makes me cry every time I listen to it. And "the way you breathe is the way you live" is equally evocative, calling up Annie Dillard's words from "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek":
    “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

    It's the magic of poetry, again. I swear there's (usually) something for everyone in every poem.

  2. 'Soften' is the closest thing I have to a mantra these days. Somehow when I say the word, tension in my body dissipates, and I'm as present to the moment as I can be (for the moment).

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