Wheel of Learning
By Karl Saliter (Mexico)
Can I tell you “bow your head”
failing to bow silently, alone on my mat?
I dig, I listen, I mine.
Not to be great as a teacher.
I dig to save myself
from the enormous sadness
of faking it.
Because Yoga is a “lifestyle choice”
like the Dalai Lama is a monk.
Svadhyaya is optional
like holding your breath underwater.
The teaching is as deep as the teacher.
so pray that your limbs remain attached:
pray until your arms fall off.
More information on this Contemporary Anthology can be found at www.ThePoetryOfYoga.com.
Over the next week, The Poetry of Yoga is releasing 1 poem a day from a published author in the Volume 1 Book. Each author featured is hosting a release event for the book on the auspicious day of 11.11.11 (November 11, 2011). This second poem by Karl Saliter coincides with the book release he is organizing in Mexico:
A Silent Meditation followed by a Poetry Reading for The Poetry of Yoga Book Launch will take place at Yoga by the Way on Calle 26 between 5th and 10th Aves. in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, beginning at 11:11 a.m. on 11.11.11. See the details on Facebook.
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