Monday, November 9, 2009

Niralumba Redux

Here's a rewrite:
Niralumba--Unsupported Shoulder Stand

The earth hangs in space.
No guide wires, not even
the thinnest, suspend
this green-blue bauble
from the sky. My body
also has its gravity, propelled
by breath, unfurling
like a fiddlehead,
head down and backward,
open fingers grasping
only air. If breath
should flutter, I would fail
instead of folding
inward, like a snail.

6 comments:

liz said...

Wowsah Robbi, methinks spot on Be-U-T-Full!

Robbi said...

Thank you Liz. I don't know about the ending though.

Anonymous said...

how bout fall (ie we always have a fear of esp in yoga) vs fail?

Robbi said...

Too expected. I'll keep thinking.

Lou said...

So lovely.

Robbi said...

Thanks Lou.