Alison Cassidy

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

Alison Cassidy Poems

81. Saving The Wedgies 11/19/2006
82. Tonsillectomy Circa 1950 2/16/2007
83. Gentleman Jim 4/5/2007
84. Georgie 5/11/2007
85. Miss Jones 7/12/2007
86. Peacock Story 7 - Interrupted Courtship 9/21/2007
87. Slicing The Beans 5/12/2007
88. Political Storm 6/30/2007
89. Silent Commuters 3/2/2007
90. Two Sides Of An Unresolved Argument 9/10/2006
91. The Old Grey Mare* 5/26/2006
92. Arachnological Persistence 11/4/2007
93. Helen Mirren Was Elizabeth 12/26/2006
94. Night Child 2/21/2009
95. Jerry's Journey - Independence Is Coming 8/17/2008
96. After The Stroke 8/30/2008
97. The Aftermath 1/13/2007
98. Snapshots Of Walhalla 1950 - 1960 12/28/2006
99. Your Hands 6/2/2006
100. My Father's Feet 6/7/2006
101. Jerry's Journey - Aboard The Diagnostic Train 5/7/2008
102. ! ! Hand-Fed 12/31/2009
103. For Jerry Hughes 6/18/2006
104. The Two Of Us 11/6/2006
105. With This Ring 12/8/2006
106. The Tears Of Things* 11/11/2006
107. A Birthday Poem For Keppel 9/1/2006
108. For George With Thanks 8/16/2006
109. The Challenge Of Change 10/17/2008
110. Urban Charity 2/29/2008
111. Remembering Bill 7/6/2006
112. Timelessness - (Haiku) 1/13/2008
113. Sweet Sixteen 1/17/2008
114. Autumn Relaxation 5/4/2007
115. Peacock Story 6 - Confrontation Witnessed Through The Kitchen Window 7/20/2007
116. Anne's Kookaburra 10/22/2006
117. ! ! Roadworker With Sign 12/27/2009
118. The Final Curtain 8/30/2006
119. The Gossips 9/30/2007
120. The Letter 8/24/2007
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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