Wheel of Learning

Via on Nov 5, 2011

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.

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More information on this Contemporary Anthology can be found at www.ThePoetryOfYoga.com.

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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:

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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About The Poetry of Yoga

Two Volumes in Two Years... 300+ yogi poets from 19 countries!... The Poetry Of Yoga, is a massive undertaking of contemporary yogic poetry compiled and edited by yogi and spoken word poet HawaH. The first volume was released on 11.11.11 and the second volume on 12.12.12. Each volume serendipitously contains 333 pages of heart-wrenching poetry. The work was gathered from over 2,000 pages of online submissions. The Poetry Of Yoga is a modern day renaissance of Hafiz, Mirabai, and Rumi. It is an important platform for a new body of work that serves to expand the literary tradition of yoga to include the cultural perspective of the 21st century. The books are also simultaneously raising money for a non-profit organization, One Common Unity. Featured writers in the book include: Rod Stryker, Lilias Folan, Krishna Das, Sharon Gannon, Seane Corn, Joseph Goldstein, Sianna Sherman, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Douglas Brooks, MC Yogi, Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Swami Ramananda, Doug Swenson, Leza Lowitz, Michael Stone, Ana Forrest, Tias Little, Angela Farmer, Dave Stringer and many more.

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  1. Tanya Lee Markul Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Lovely.

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