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Swirls of Bliss: In Search of Poetry Lovers

The other night I entered hot yoga ready to silence my mind, focus on my breathing, and relax into the stretches. I laid in corpse pose taking in the warmth of the room and waited for the instructor to sway me  into harmonious motion.

“Alright, I want you to swirl around and take a seated position.”

As I began to sit-up my mind began to wander.

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I love that word.

The golden ray of sunlight swirled around her in warmth and she knew everything was going to be okay.

No. That is not going to work.

The dancing  swirls on each tiny candy were tempting her! 

As I worked through each pose my mind kept going back to that one word swirl.

It is such a beautiful, delicate, gregarious word that rolls off the tongue with joy!

She swirled about in her lovely red dress and everyone gazed upon her in the dance hall.

As I awkwardly made it into some variation of Reclining Hero Pose  slowly bending my back, gazing up to the sky, and still thinking about the word swirl.

She swirled the baton into the air before it fell hitting the ground.

That’s stupid.

I looked up from my pose to see the yoga instructor coming towards me.

“Is everything okay? You waved me over.”

“I did.”

Awkward silence.

“I guess I am really fidgety tonight. Sorry about that.”

It was at that point I had forgotten about the stillness,  being  present, and had hyper-focused almost a whole class over one word! Swirl!  Oblivious, to the fact that I was waving my hands from the floor  in the middle of my least favourite yoga pose. If anything it probably looked like I was trying to tap out of a wrestling match with yours truly, Me!

Words  always have a way of  leaping out at us or flickering off of the page at the least expected times. Each word has its own tempestuous beauty pleading to be taken to the creative page and turned into a poem.

So through the month of January and February I am looking for guest bloggers to share their favourite poem or thoughts on poetry.

It could be about the arrangement of words!

The meaning!

The voice of the creative spirit that glimmers from the poem!

Anything goes!

Well. Almost anything.


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Every Friday this page is yours to shine!  Let the poet from your heart leap-out!


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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

13 replies

  1. Funny how a class designed to slow the mind makes yours swirl. Kindred spirit. I find it impossible to meditate in yoga, so I use that time to process words, events and songs. Beautiful that your body responded to your mind. You are in sync with your “self”.

  2. I’ve posted a few poems and quite a few other pieces on our page. Check it out and feel free to leave your impressions. It’s a collaboration of sorts though each is signed by their respective author.

  3. Oh, you are me. This is why I need to just “sssshhhhh” at my brain quite frequently. And yoga does seem to be the one thing that can help me to do this. Otherwise, my brain is swirling (har har) like a spinning top set free from a child’s hands; alternately free, then bouncing off the nearest wall, only to drift back into a wobbling pattern once more.
    I may be interested in that poetry thing 😉
    my hubby is home tonight – after working several days, so I was inspired thus:

    the beads of water clinging like desperate lovers, as they followed the thick hair’d swirl of your chiseled chest, traced moments prior by my trembling finger; sliding down…

    whoa. I think that’s enough poetry for one night!

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