Yogini reaches

to infinite realms

far above and deep below

as a tree

standing half lotus.

Restless dogs sigh

and settle entranced

by soft pencil

strokes that shade

each chakra

drawing out sound

as thread from a skein

weaving a moment of

silent peace.

© 2017 Ontheland

Lately I’ve started coloring as a way of relaxing.  The photo is of my first coloring project shown to provide the context for this Monday quadrille, written using the word ‘sound’ for dVerse Poets Pub.

33 thoughts on “Yogini

  1. You started coloring. Your yogini is very good. It looks freehand. The poem and the picture remind me of a tree planted in the ground, with roots going down and branches heading skyward. Thanks

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  2. Lovely, Janice. You definitely wove a moment of silent peace with your words. Interesting artistic pursuit you have found. My oldest daughter got me “A Coloring Book of Adventure” by Millie Marotta for Christmas. ❤

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    1. Thank you Olga…colouring seems to fine tune me…the book I am ‘doing’ now is called ‘Nirvana’… my only wish is that the outlines weren’t so tight … next to impossible to not go over the lines unless you use extra fine markers and I’m using what I have…pencils. Lots of fun anyway 🙂

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  3. Love this take on the prompt. Serenity comes to mind. Especially like these words:
    “soft pencil
    strokes that shade
    each chakra”
    Yes, adult coloring books seem to abound in the book stores now 🙂

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      1. Knitting looks like a relaxing activity….unfortunately I don’t have a natural aptitude for it — at least I didn’t as a child…


    1. Thank you…well the colouring is more an activity than a skill but my poem might not have made sense if I didn’t show it…I find colouring every now and then is relaxing.

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  4. Love your topic and your beautifully colored yogini. I was a yogini once long ago…should have kept up that practice! Someone also gave me a coloring book and pencils for Christmas; you’ve inspired me to go find them and do some relaxing coloring. 🙂

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    1. That’s great 🙂 Coloring has crept into my life on and off over the years…during periods of illness it was very soothing. Now I am feeling closer to getting back into meditation but not quite ready. Colouring feels like a step in that direction.

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      1. Glad that you liked it ! and whenever in near future , you come across some realistic & practical spiritual book,then please revisit this thread and post the name.Thank you !

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