Alison Cassidy

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

Alison Cassidy Poems

41. The Fraying Edges Of His Mind 6/11/2006
42. My Daughter On Her Thirtieth Birthday 6/12/2006
43. Tsipie Sleeps Here 4/19/2007
44. Geriatric Pas De Deux 1/14/2007
45. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien 8/20/2007
46. The Coolest Teacher I Ever Knew 7/21/2007
47. Snapshots 1963 - 1993 8/2/2006
48. Great Aunt Constance 7/27/2006
49. Nodding Greenhoods 2/27/2009
50. Co-Op Tales - Damien 5/23/2008
51. Honoring Peter Sculthorpe 2/2/2007
52. Jerry's Journey - Beyond Intensive Care 6/18/2008
53. Noisy Still Life 1/7/2007
54. Uncle Malcolm 1/10/2007
55. Stainless Hygiene 9/6/2006
56. Miss Slater 9/25/2006
57. The Red Rose 7/28/2006
58. Richter Plays Beethoven 10/14/2006
59. Late To Bed 7/19/2006
60. Birthday Girl 8/3/2008
61. Du Pre Plays Elgar 7/12/2006
62. Smokers 5/26/2006
63. Seasonal Tongue Twisters - Not Quite Haikus 11/2/2007
64. A Birthday Night Out 7/28/2007
65. Tharindu - For Nimal 8/17/2007
66. The Old Organ Seat 12/2/2007
67. Eucalyptus Polyanthemos 2/23/2008
68. Release 7/18/2006
69. Jerry's Journey - After The Angiogram 5/17/2008
70. The Young Girl Laughed 9/8/2006
71. Winter Song 7/7/2006
72. And Cousin Bruno Came To Lunch 9/30/2006
73. Snapshots Of My Brother 9/15/2006
74. Yarra Days 12/30/2007
75. Annual Pap Smear 7/2/2007
76. The Birdsong Is Harsh This Morning 1/5/2007
77. Back With A Vengeance 2/10/2007
78. Jerry's Journey - 'He's My Patient' 5/9/2008
79. Peacock Story 9 - Joy Of Joys 3/24/2008
80. The Persuasive Power Of A Pretty Peahen 12/29/2008
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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