November 4, 2011

Shiva Rea’s Poem in The Upcoming Anthology

Over the next week, The Poetry of Yoga will release 1 poem a day from a published author in the Volume 1 Set.  Each author featured will be hosting a release event for the book on the auspicious day of 11.11.11 (November 11, 2011).  This first poem shared with you is by our beloved Shiva Rea who also wrote the Invocation for the book.  More information on this Contemporary Anthology can be found at www.ThePoetryOfYoga.com.

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Sunset Sandhya
by Shiva Rea

Solstice Canyon is the edge
that has dissolved all my practices.

Sitting here at sunset,
the peak of the day where breath hovers,

a presence permeates this valley

vivid colors,
the scent of wild sage, fennel, rosemary,
the brillant fireball of the Sun
the ocean becoming sky on the horizon
a hawk soaring without effort
making One song of this moment.

As the sky melts into orange, purple and blue,
my eyes bathe in sublime beauty
my practices wash down my cheeks

no-thing is left
only the breath dancing
in everything.


On Friday, November 11, 2011
From 7:30–11:11 pm
Shiva Rea will be hosting a release party for the book in Massachusetts at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  For more information please visit:  http://thepoetryofyoga.com/global-launch-events/


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