Yoga & Divorce. {Poetry} ~ Vanessa Butterfly Thunderwolf

Via elephant journal
on Feb 17, 2013
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Recovering Identity in 17 Syllable Verses

1. Approaching myself

Twists wring out your memories

Apana vayu


2. Silence is too loud

I’m unfolding as I fold

Wholeness is a tease


3. I’m present, now what?

Exhale down the rabbit hole

Meet your new savior


4. Kali wears my head

her foot stands on my past’s heart

Prostrate the dark one


5. Don’t tell me to breathe

lungs carried sweet words I spoke

sour on my tongue


6. Okay, so I’ll breathe

the mother of the phoenix

won’t remain in ash


ej Vanessa ButterflyVanessa Butterfly Thunderwolf. is a writer, yogi, bodywork educator, and singer/songwriter.  She is a contributing writer for Recovering Yogi and loves clouds and kirtan. Email: [email protected]


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Twitter: vanessahazzard



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Ed: Brianna Bemel
Assistant Ed: Karla Rodas


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3 Responses to “Yoga & Divorce. {Poetry} ~ Vanessa Butterfly Thunderwolf”

  1. […] is an excerpt of my poetry recently published in Elephant Journal. Click the link to read the […]

  2. Cool. There's a lot going on. I'm not familiar with yoga but I can imagine the movement, as you work out the spiritual wounds divorce will bring. Nicely done.

  3. butterflythunderwolf says:

    Thanks for reading!