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 yoga for fifteen years and has taught yoga to over thousands of students from all walks of life. In addition to teaching yoga, yoga teacher training and owning a yoga studio- Anne has published many articles on yoga. She is currently working on a non-fiction book. . Anne also unschools her two teenagers and snuggles with her six year old. Contact her at


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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