Friday, June 17, 2016


Embedding this old Instagram post is kind like having a flashback of a flashback.

I instantly fell in love with Mary Oliver's Wild Geese. Reading this poem is like taking a breath since it puts me at ease and makes me feel connected.

The first two sentences also make me think of yoga which also puts me at ease. Seriously, I do not have to be good in yoga and I do not have to do a headstand or wheel pose and I don't have to execute a perfect Warrior I and I don't have to be thin etc. etc...

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -- over and over announcing your place in the family of things. #WildGeese #MaryOliver #Poetry #PoetryGram #FBF #Negril 🇯🇲 #Yoga #YogaGram #Balasana #ChildsPose #YogaJourney #YogisOfInstagram #MindfulLife #Namaste
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  1. That is wonderful, and I'm tempted to steal it for Poem of the Week.
    And that is a wonderful photo and you should have it enlarged to poster size and hang it front of your desk.

  2. I think that you should totally post the Oliver poem for Poem of the Week.

    I am trying to make decor changes and I'd actually thought about enlarging some pictures from Jamaica but not that one. That's a great suggestion as I like to have yoga paraphernalia around and what a great reminder that yoga is for every...body.

    Thanks for the suggestion.


  4. LOL. Thanks for sharing; hadn't seen that post.