Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Whatever Happened To the Yoga Poems?
The other day, Lou asked what happened to the yoga poems. I am still trying to find an artist to take on the task of doing illustrations for them. Until then, it seems, no one aside from a few yoga aficionados understands what I am trying to do with them. When I read them to an audience that usually enjoys my poems, it was to blank stares. Very few people, except for those I know do yoga, commented on them. The rest were puzzled. It is frustrating. However, I have sent them out to a contest anyway, and to numerous journals. Except for the headstand poem (everyone knows what headstand is!), which will be published one of these days by Qarrtsiluni, probably as the last poem in their Health issue (currently running), no one has taken one of these poems individually. I will keep trying to send them out singly and collectively and to find an artist.