Geoffrey Gardner


Geoffrey Gardner Poems

1. A Monad 3/10/2009

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A Monad

Reading the samadhi pada of Patanjali
-the first foot of the yoga sutras-
in bed and late into the night

I come again to the words:
the mind may also settle
by meditation on any desired object.

At once I become aware
that all about me in my room
I can sense the unmistakable

unique fragrance of your body
once as familiar to me as the sound
of my own breathing

and that now swirls to my nostrils
across thirty years
...

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