Mindful Musings Blog

Poems of Presence – June 2021

This month we continue to explore the Yamas and Niyamas (social ethics and the practices that support them) from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, then continue on to the next of the 8 limbs of Yoga, Asana (the postures). Mindfulness is our companion along the way as we breathe and reflect on what is most meaningful to each of us at this sacred time of reentering the world. Poetry abundantly supports and uplifts our themes, and brings us to the present moment in beautiful ways. 


Fire (Judy Brown)

What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space. (entire poem here)


One Morning (Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

One morning
we will wake up
and forget to build
that wall we’ve been building,
the one between us
the one we’ve been building
for years, perhaps
out of some sense
of right and boundary,
perhaps out of habit.  (read entire poem)