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Yoga Day

I don’t have a yoga poem (at least not yet) but National Yoga Day yesterday brought to mind Steve Brooks’ marvellous ballad Yoga Lady; the story of a cowboy falling for a pretty yogi because, “She did things with her own body he could not do with a rope”. You can find the song on his Chasing Grace album, on SteveBrooks.net, and you can listen to it right here.

 Steve will be a feature at the Austin International Poetry Festival this April. Check AIPF.org for the full line-up



It is Austin
so a poet is running for mayor

We stop by a back yard party
in our neighborhood to meet
greet and hopefully support her

It is Austin
so there is an eight piece band
The Bob Katz and they’re very good

A dog with coyote eyes
comes up and wants to be my friend
so I make up
a Coyote Eyes, Coyote Eyes song
and sing it to her while the band
lights up Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire

and she looks up at me with those coyote eyes
and we are very much in love
but I am late for a poetry reading
at the English Café and have to leave
so she goes and sits by another man
She is looking up at him with those coyote eyes
I think she is trying to tell him
about the song