Shiva Rea’s Poem in The Upcoming Anthology

Via The Poetry of Yoga
on Nov 4, 2011
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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

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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:



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.


5 Responses to “Shiva Rea’s Poem in The Upcoming Anthology”

  1. Barbara M. Kitzis says:

    Lovely, and what a wonderful way to start the day…

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  3. Jane C. says:

    Most inspiring. Thank you and congratulations on your new book launch!

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