Child’s Pose: a Poem.

Via on Aug 12, 2012
Ink and watercolor by Anne Falkowski.


I have to stop myself.

Get down

On hands and knees

And bow to the simple ground.

Scoop up dirt in my fingers

Spread the earth’s moisture

On my body.

Forehead pressed

Into darkness

And breathe


And breathe

Juicy alive breath



To all beings

That have ever

Bowed to this ground.


Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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About Anne Falkowski

Anne Falkowski has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 15 years. Currently she is obsessed with Forrest Yoga and can't possibly relax her neck enough. She writes for her blog and owns a yoga studio in Connecticut. Contact her by email


3 Responses to “Child’s Pose: a Poem.”

  1. Noreen says:

    Lovely! Did not know you had visual artistic talent as well. So many gifts, so little time! ( or rather, just the right amount of time….)

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