Old Continues to be the New New, post 3

I remember reading this about 20 years ago, and thinking “Wow..did I really write this?”  I vaguely remembered sitting on my bed at my parents house in 1975, home from college.  Sometimes in the contrast of being back in my past, the best writing would rise up.  

And so, I don’t specifically remember writing this poem.  That’s probably why it is so good.  Maybe I channeled it….hmmmm.  It was before I knew what channeling was.  

It was before I did formal meditation, and somehow the meditative quality is completely intact.

See what you think, what you feel….

lightStanding on a Streak of Love

my life is with You live in me in you

come be inside me now i sing for you inspire all songs

no whispers in other rooms can touch me now

my pulse beats songs in my ears of life and love with You



my voice runs through channels of beams of love, through caves of echos in my head carried by my breathwind

the speed of light comes traveling

You are standing on a streak of love

i open my eyes and see the time is here for striking hour of love

open door dark and dust scatter brilliant sparkling splitting love

Infinite Spiral

Infinite Spiral

all things crystallized now flow

all things solid brick now melt

all things wound tightly tangled now stretch now curve

all muscles are felt

all braincells are unlocked

are given wings

are told the sun is just the beginning

that there are more beyond than beyond

are told that bodies are jobs to be carried out

that the design is loving

is told that words can do this

is told that the song doesn’t end when the singer does

is told that the singer’s end is in body only

that the voice and breath find new homes in higher love, in redder hearts


fire in my heart

fire in my heart

my life travels to black space and white light and back to You

boomerang curve swiftly running you catch me

and hold me like dear life

You are the spawning ground i return to

whoever is to thank, i thank You

By | 2016-12-28T21:21:56+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|yoga|2 Comments

About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site


  1. Theresa Tovey July 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    What a truly beautiful insightful poem Shakta. To me it describes deep meditation or a rare but precious “peak experience” in Nature. Thank you for sharing. Getting very excited about the Happily Ever Now workshop. My surgery not quite two weeks ago (cervical fusion), went great and so my fears of not being up for the trip to VA & workshop are gone. Blessings Abundant!

  2. radiantchildyoga July 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    I am so glad to hear about the successful surgery, thanks be! I think the reason I don’t remember this very well is because, as you said, it was a peak experience….kind of a rapture that was able to be conveyed in words.
    Look forward dot seeing you soon for Happily Ever Now!

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