Shine – a Haiku

Cliched as it may sound this Haiku about mindful awareness of breathing in the present moment genuinely came to me in my Tuesday evening yoga class- testament to my amazing teacher Rachel Parkyn, a true guru! Here goes:


Now breathes into now;

Each moment a shining bead

Strung on strands of life.


~Polly Oliver (2018)


Angel feathers dust your path.

The wind kisses your face hello.

Your bare feet run upon the grass;

Green blades bow soft beneath your toes.

Pause and breathe the lighted moment,

Touch bright eternity in a heartbeat.
~Polly Oliver (2016)