“Bhava Yoga”….for Earth Day, which should be everyday.

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The backyard is the domain of 4 dogs, 8 hens and a rooster.  Potted plants at least slow down the romping dogs, but the hens have developed a taste for potted roses.

Lady Nyo



Bhava Yoga


Morning’s roseate sky

Has been blasted away,

Branches now whirligigs

Swirl with a fierce southern wind

As windows rattle in frames.


A tattered umbrella

Shades from a relentless sun.

I listen to Bhava Yoga

The vibration of Love,

Where imagination meets

Memory in the dark.

Yet surrounding these soothing tones

The world outside this music

Conspires to disrupt, sweep away

All thought, reflection.


The fierce wind gets my attention.

I can not deny its primal force.


Still, the pulse of Bhava Yoga

Draws me within,

Feeds imagination with memory,

Calls forth something as enduring as the fury outside,

And I feel the pulse of the infinite.


We are like birds,

Clinging with dulled claws to

The swaying branches of life.


Jane Kohut-Bartels

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Mimi, who sez that today should be “Mimi Day” in appreciation of her antics…..


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3 Responses to ““Bhava Yoga”….for Earth Day, which should be everyday.”

  1. “Bhava Yoga” | Lady Nyo's Weblog Says:

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  2. Sherry Marr Says:

    Oh my goodness, I was entranced by the serenity of the music, the blustery wind outside, and then – ka-pow!- those closing lines, “We are like birds, clinging with dulled claws”………..absolutely fantastic.


  3. ladynyo Says:

    Thanks, Sherry. I was unsure about this poem. I put it on d’verse, and one good poet laughed. Sent her into gales of laughter. I never could figure out what was so funny, but she thought the end lines were hilarious. Well, to each his/her own. LOL!

    Thank you, Sherry. You got to what I hoped was the essence of the poem. And thank you for your encouraging comment.



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