Featured Poems

Mountain Pose 

by Steven Ross Smith

Torso sways in breeze
above each twenty-six-boned foot
anchored, the standing sway
persuades each cell awake
enervates heel & arch
& flesh along the fifth metatarsal
toes splay, settle, firm
balance reaches deep in firmament
prana draws from the low place, upward
through steadfast stand
breath’s ember
lifting the crown…
Ta-da!

Though small, the human body
in up-ness, gains knowledge
of a mountain being itself
yogi, with a mountain’s strength
but soft, so not to block
the uplift’s generosity
each threaded muscle lithospheric
afire, vivacious
spirit alight… timeless… divine