Reaching for the sun

Kneeling head to knees,

tiny seed cradled by earth

rising, arms outstretched.

Fingers wide reach high,

muscles strain, spirit-lifting

postural being.

©2017 Ontheland

This haiku sequence is my response to the Seed Exercise described in Paul Coelho’s The Pilgrimage.  It’s a body/mind/spirit exercise that starts you off close to the ground on your knees (child pose in Yoga) and has you slowly rise as an unfurling seedling, ending up standing and reaching for the sky with open arms.  The full description is quoted at Carpe Diem #1120 Seed.  

The joyful image is in the public domain and made available by Pixabay.

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