Photo of a Kabir poem
Calcutta or Tibet?

Poem credit: Bly, Robert. Kabir : ecstatic poems / versions by Robert Bly. Boston: Beacon Press, 2004. Print.

It seems like more than a year has passed since I found a new poem that I liked enough to share at one of my yoga classes. Then bam! I picked up a book at the library, and the first poem I read is one that is perfect: resonant, vivid and worthy of a brief rest in a comfortable chair.

This one speaks to me about contentment, and about making the mistake of looking at what others are or have, in order to determine if you are satisfied. It’s a helpful reminder for me, in this season of marathon training, an out-of-control (and yet non-productive) garden, not having great immediate travel plans, and an ever-filling calendar.

Here’s another: “For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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