Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thoughtful Poetry

This is what my yoga instructor read in class this evening:
Go in and in.
Be the space,
between two cells,
the vast, resounding silence in which
the spirit dwells.
Be sugar dissolving
on the tongue of life.
Dive in and in
as deep as you can dive.
Be infinite, ecstatic truth.
Be love conceived and born in union.
Be exactly what you seek,
the Beloved, singing Yes,
Tasting Yes, embracing Yes,
until there is only esssence;
the All of Everything
expressing through you
as you. Go in and in
and turn away from
nothing that you find.
~~Danna Faulds
From her book of poetry
Go In and In

10 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer (one and two)

    I love this poem
    and have made a copy of it do that I can mull over it later.
    Thank you for posting it.

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  2. Lovely poem, thought-provoking.

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  3. Delwyn, Rosaria, the poem was particularly impactful hearing it at the end of class, after our 10 minutes of lying still in the dark (and nearly falling asleep).

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  4. Hey Jennifer - I'm so happy to meet you. We have a lot in common (thanks Delwyn, for steering us to each other). Love the poem; love the yoga instructor's question.

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  5. Hi Jennifer. This is beautiful.
    Thanks for your visits to my blog this week. I appreciate them. Re: do you remember you said you have no creative talent? I disagree. You have this! It's lovely and your mind certainly works in artistic ways in what you see and observe. My opinion.

    xo, sallymandy

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this with me! It is so nice to see the transformation into spring. I remember exploring that yard and woods as a child and still as an adult when I visit. You can really see life unfolding out there. Even though I try to appreciate every minute of beautiful weather down here in Florida, there is a certain right of passage you get when you endure the cold for so long, it makes the warmth of the earth that much more precious and "appreciateable", is that a word? I love your description about the whole world coming alive and rejoicing in the warmth of the sun. Thank you for this.

    Love, your daughter.

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  7. go in and in... till u feel the soul resonating..
    go in and in.. till u find all the hearts meeting..
    go in and in.. till u hear the almighty's name enchanting..
    go in and in.. till u fill the darkest place with lighting
    go in and in.. till u find every kid blissfully sleeping
    go in and in.. till u cherish every memory u have when breathing...
    go in and in.. till all the prejudices in u are thrown away from the ceiling..
    into that .. "IN" take me in...

    wud like to add one of my all time fav lines..
    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free
    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
    By narrow domestic walls
    Where words come out from the depth of truth
    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
    Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
    Where the mind is led forward by thee
    Into ever-widening thought and action
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

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  8. Sallymandy, your words have overwhelmed me. I can only say a quite "thank you."

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  9. Hi, My Daughter! You wrote that so beautifully. Thank you!

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