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“Bhava Yoga”, a poem

June 22, 2013


One of my earlier marine paintings, watercolor, Jane Kohut-Bartels, 2006

A sad time. A 16 year old cat, Rose, has disappeared for 9 days, and probably has gone off to die and our 30 plus goldfish in our pond were killed by an algaecide that shouldn’t have. Life is uncertain, and all we can do is hang on.

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
Any centered down thought, reflection.

The fierce wind demands my attention.

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.

Our lives are lived in the spheres of
And we are like birds,
Clinging with dulled claws to
The swaying branches of life.

Jane Kohut-Bartels
Copyrighted, 2012

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