Remembering Ruth Denison

Ruth Denison was one of my Darma teachers. I’ve held her memory and her teachings with great appreciation. IMG_7709.jpeg

Ruth Denison Teaches 

Ruth sits across from me

her specter notices

I have not put

down my spoon

between mouthfuls

I comply and note 

the sweet-sour of applesauce

She next points to posture

I tip my pelvis and 

slowly fill my lungs

tight back muscles loosen

she reminds me 

to feel my breath 

to notice my chest rise and fall 

Step slowly as you

feel the breath  fill

Notice as it leaves

notice and let go

move with  intention Ruth orders

eyes fill with tears 

mind notices clinging

heart notices grief


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Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, pottery, painting—bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.
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