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WARRIOR 1 & 2

two poems describing two Warrior Poses 1 & 2, descriptions that inspire and celebrate.

poems ©2021 Malcolm McLean

illustrations ©2021 Joyce Borenstein

As the in-breath lifts the heart upwards

Aspirations, hopes and wishes

Stream upwards with it,

Filtered through the noblest part of being,

To a heaven that calls in many voices.

As the outbreath releases the hips, grounding,

The earth is not forgotten.

Gravity speaks with one voice,

And balance is negotiated,

Breath by breath,

Moment by moment.

To stay in this place

To burn there until something changes,

Yes.

But then a friend may

Call it time

For a new posture.

WARRIOR 2

Return to that place of grounding,

Rooting into the present moment

Burning in the hips,

‘Til something changes.

Purifying.

It’s good for you.

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