Nature Poet

Poetry and nature

“Unity” in Yoga by Stephen W Emerick

Sunrise!  A brand new day… Bathing trees in Light from the east– Tadasana Mountain pose. Sunset…a brand new night Bathing trees in Light from the west– Paschimotanasana Intense west stretch  East joins west, Light joins shadow, Blending into darkness… Heeding nature’s Great Lesson: There is no forest Of east or west Only a forest of one […]

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Un convenio jurado con el Dios de La Montaña

                                     Un convenio jurado con el Dios de La Montaña By  Stephen W Emerick  Translated by Martha Calderon Lahanas La cordillera central de los Andes del Peru (como toda gran montaña) Me mantiene despierto hasta la luz del amanecer… Por lo que es lo más sagrado y está escrito en piedra, baja desde la cumbre […]

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Fairure’s Cairn

With every failure and every fear, Yet another stone is placed There upon the growing pile— High upon the hill. For far too long My failures overwhelmed me– Stones immense and mighty, waiting there, High upon the hill… Until the day I learned To turn my failures Into faith, and put an End to hate. […]

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Medicine Singing

Write a poem of medicine– Write a poem of song A poem of those you long for, and (That wound when you were wronged). Of the bridges you have burned (and) The dreams for which you yearn “and” Of your life and all its lessons Blessing each one in their turn. Live in the place […]

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Human Nature

Human nature: our role in relationships of one-to-another-and-nature. When the relationship is seamless it is profound and full of life. When there are rents in the seam, we search for words to describe the phenomena. Twelve step programs may say “character defects”; psychologists may say “disorder”; spiritual counselor may say “lost”. Perhaps one word for […]

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The kindest of times ~

  I came upon a pristine moment… Just the other day ~ Right before I judged myself… And promptly lost my way!

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Sworn Covenant

The Central Andes with the Peruvian cordillera (like all great mountains) Keeps me awake until morning’s light… For what is most sacred and is written in stone, Comes down from the mountain tops… Writing itself on the tablets of our hearts– Around the fires of the night… And so it is and so it was […]

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Golden Thread by Shawna Emerick

Just back from time in India and the  Tureya Ashram , Shawna shares a poem from her experience – Oh Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon, May our memories meet soon. Upon the open wings of the Eagle, All spirits soar. The species of the human’s souls Yearns for so much more. Our earthen legs take […]

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A Line of Smoke from The Black Hills

An ignorant white mind… And so it was I thought… The Black Hills ~ Immovable. Unbelievable: An unborn mind Blind. Bison Beast, Black Hills Bounty… Placenta bursting forth from Wind Cave The earth breathes, heaves ~ Birth. Spirit of a moveable feast ~ Bison, Beast, Tatonka. Sage is lit… A line of smoke ~ Moons […]

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A Sacred Letter from a NYC Physician – Poetry, Yoga, and the body.

I wanted to share this incredible letter we have received. Both Shawna and I are deeply touched by these words: Dear Dr. Emerick, I am a student of Shawna’s and I wanted to share an experience I just had after listening to the radio interview you and Shawna did here in NYC. After listening to […]

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