Category Poetry

The Pickaxe by Rumi {Poetry Break}

The Pickaxe ~ by Rumi Tear down this house. A hundred thousand new houses can be built from the transparent yellow carnelian buried beneath it, and the only way to get to that is to do the work of demolishing and then digging under the foundations. With that value in hand all the new construction […]

Like This by Jelaluddin Rumi {Poetry Break}

If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. When someone mentions the gracefulness of the nightsky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this? If anyone wants to know what “spirit” is, or what “God’s fragrance” means, lean […]

She Let Go by Rev. Safire Rose {Poetry Break}

    She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ […]

Impatiently Practicing Patience

They say patience is a virtue, but I suppose they never said it would be easy. Ever since teacher training started, I have been finding myself consumed with impatience: (Foot taping) Alright, am I someone different yet? Ok, I’m ready for my perfect home yoga practice to magically appear!  (Fidgeting) This sitting thing… can’t it […]

A Litany for Survival

A Litany for Survival For those of us who live at the shoreline standing upon the constant edges of decision crucial and alone for those of us who cannot indulge the passing dreams of choice who love in doorways coming and going in the hours between dawns looking inward and outward at once before and […]