November 10, 2011

Limbs, by Sia Tiambi Barnes. (Poem)

By Sia Tiambi Barnes (Washington, DC)



I dream of nothing
but this one moment
when all of me
has expanded
beyond recognition


I crave sugar
when I’ve lost sweetness,
but dare not medicate
such a wound with a Band-Aid.
Rather, I grow from within
the nectar of seekers.


I am ever moving wind
that makes the music of chimes
and the rustle of leaves,
lest you forget
I am ever with you
dancing upon your tongue.


This playground is lonely
without the knowledge of laughter.


The body
she remembers
all the toils of the mind,
war crimes,
humanity industrialized.
Still, she finds balance.
But she’s a victim
of the injustice of time.
Behold her for a moment
and with the blinking of eyes
she falls into the next.
Pray love embraces her
and she escapes
the gripings of death.

Repetition of steps:
the deception of stress
revealing all of man’s neglect
with untamed beatings of the chest.
Still, what joy
to be gifted with such a mess.
What life to live
with the promise
of no regrets.


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Over this week, The Poetry of Yoga released 1 poem a day from a published author in the Volume 1 Book.  Each author featured is hosting a release event for the book.  This 7th and final poem in the series by Sia Tiambi Barnes coincides with the book release she is organizing in Washington, DC:


The Poetry of Yoga Launch Party. Friday, 11.11.11, 7:30-9:00pm

Participate in the union of traditional and new world yoga articulated through a restorative asana practice, poetry readings, and kirtan. Sia Tiambi Barnes will guide you with gentle heart and mind opening postures as poetry is read from the anticipated anthologies, The Poetry of Yoga featuring words by modern day, world renowned yogis such as Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon, Krishna Das and Embrace DC’s own, Faith Hunter. Our resident Sanskrit expert, Hari Kirtana-Das will then lead an energetic awakening known as kirtan – the traditional poetry of yoga set to soul freeing melodies. This is a donations-based class, sign up online and offer payment in person. Proceeds go towards One Common Unity, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that has served more than 6,500 inner-city youth and families with yoga, nonviolence, and conflict resolution.


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