In abundance, it grows
Deep wisdom ancient
Alongside stinging nettle
Gracefully, it stands
I, too feign a pose
Itching injury persistent.
All I should do is breathe
Unfurl towards the light
As curled fronds of a fern
Surrender and let go.
note: In response to Midweek Motif, “Yoga” at Poets United.
I love the unfurling towards the light. So nice to see you at Poets United.
Beautiful, natural, easy image; luv it!!!
“As curled fronds of a fern
Surrender and let go.”
I, too, really like those closing lines. What we should do, and what we do are often two very different things.
Ah, those “shoulds”! And yet, if we persist, we are like the fern, I’m told. Wow.
I connect with your words. My personal yoga is to simply stand, breathe, and absorb the moment, preferably somewhere in nature.
Surrender and let go… precisely!❤️ Beautifully penned, Khaya 🙂
Easier said than done, how about lying down instead?
The last two lines are an absolute beauty Khaya. It’s really a beautiful image of meditation. I also believe that ‘surrender’ and ‘let go’ is everything.
A beautiful image of unfurling ,surrendering. Excellent .
The imagery of the two last stanzas do wonderful things to the soul. I can see the speaker exhaling, unfurling, being…
Thank you Sherry for having me at Poets United!
Much love, Gillena!
True that, Elizabeth. Thanks for reading!
Yep, we need to let go of the “shoulds”. 🙂
That works better for me too, Beverly.
It’s all sounds easy but not so, when faced with a real situation. 🙂
To that I agree!
Thank you, Sumana! Only if, it were that easy.
Thank you, Maga!
Yes, yoga is a soothing strategy that leads to heal. Once we ‘surrender’ and practice with ‘the goal’ in mind, ….the inner peace follows. 🙂 Lovely poem, Khaya!
What a beautiful poem! Really gives me a deep appreciation of yoga! Nice to meet you here at Poets United!
I so agree with your beautiful conclusion / decision.
Thanks Mary, and nice to meet you too!
I’m so glad you agree. 🙂
Excellent! Beautiful, wise words! Love the last line! Surrender and let go. Big Hugs!
A lovely sense of calm and acceptance towards the end and I love the image of unfurling like a fronds of a fern…and yes, that yoga breathing key to all! Beautifully written, Khaya! ?
Thanks dear, Annika!
Breathing and letting go are two of the wisest yet simplest advice we will receive. Lovely poem Khaya!
I appreciate you visiting this old poem, Carrie. Thank you!