Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Alison Cassidy Poems

41. The Kiss 9/11/2007
42. The Horse 8/24/2008
43. The Grandfather Clock 11/24/2006
44. The Gossips 9/30/2007
45. The Fraying Edges Of His Mind 6/11/2006
46. The Final Curtain 8/30/2006
47. The Faded Ford 8/25/2009
48. The Dear Old Alfred 4/10/2008
49. The Coolest Teacher I Ever Knew 7/21/2007
50. The Children Carry Your Genes 5/17/2009
51. The Challenge Of Change 10/17/2008
52. The Bright Side Of The Road 4/15/2007
53. The Birdsong Is Harsh This Morning 1/5/2007
54. The Aftermath 1/13/2007
55. The Affair 7/8/2006
56. Tharindu - For Nimal 8/17/2007
57. Tete De Clown 4/13/2007
58. Teaching Dance 10/16/2006
59. Tantra 6/14/2006
60. Sweet Sixteen 1/17/2008
61. Sugar Daddy 3/2/2008
62. Suburban Labor 9/5/2008
63. Still Life 8/3/2007
64. Stelle 11/18/2007
65. Stainless Hygiene 9/6/2006
66. Spring Is Sprung 8/25/2006
67. Spartans Gym 9/28/2008
68. Snapshots Of Walhalla 1950 - 1960 12/28/2006
69. Snapshots Of My Brother 9/15/2006
70. Snapshots Of Christmas 12/24/2007
71. Snapshots 1963 - 1993 8/2/2006
72. Smokers 5/26/2006
73. Slicing The Beans 5/12/2007
74. Six Weeks Old 12/27/2008
75. Simon's Hallelujah 12/25/2007
76. Silent Commuters 3/2/2007
77. Shopping With Charlie* 4/4/2008
78. Shiatsu* 9/21/2006
79. Shadows Of An Ex 11/23/2007
80. Seasonal Tongue Twisters - Not Quite Haikus 11/2/2007
Best Poem of Alison Cassidy

Wild Geese By Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world ...

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Like Any Other Day

These paragraphs begin the afterward of Donna Farhi's book 'Bringing Yoga to Life'. She expresses eloquently what I have come to believe after 24 years of continuous Yoga practice and teaching.

Does Yoga practice make life easier? Most assuredly, all that is onerous and cumbersome does not go away. Yet our once implacable desire for certaintly wavers in the face of something better: Living in awe, wonder, and delight. Life does not become easier; we become easier with life just as it is

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