Yoga Poetry: Speaking to the Wind

This entry was posted on Dec 24, 2013 by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.
yoga poetry
Yoga Poetry
Speaking to the Wind

Where are you now, wind, when you’re everywhere?

Jack rabbit of shadow, rustle of dry grass.

Then it’s night, and you sweep through the center

of tree or field, your hands too in love

with what their wrists do when dancing.

What unfolds its wet wings in the shimmer

only to be dried into flight by you?

What climbs a happy slope of light

then the walls of the sky start, clanging happy

fast down to the earth where a dragonfly

holds tight to the paltry underside of leaf.

Up or down.  That everywhere motion that love imitates,

or at least what we think love can be, when really

we are what the wind bends over backwards, pours

back to the source to circle up and bow again to love.

About Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the Poet Laureate of Kansas, and the author of 14 books, including a forthcoming novel, The Divorce Girl; The Sky Begins At Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community & Coming Home to the Body (Ice Cube Books); and four collections of poetry. Founder of Transformative Language Arts – a master's program in social and personal transformation through the written, spoken and sung word at Goddard College (Goddard College); where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely. With singer Kelley Hunt, she co-writes songs, offers collaborative performances, and leads writing and singing Brave Voice retreats (; and she blogs regularly at her website (

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