Resources of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

Poetry of Life

Poetry of life has a rhyme;

The rhymes are the festivals.

The verse of life has a rhythm;

The rhythms are the months, seasons, years.

As you celebrate the new season

and enjoy the festival

of annual renewal,

resurrection and rebirth

of your spiritual sun,

know that every breath

is a rite of passage

and vow to make every breath

a verse – a poem

with rhythm and rhyme.

May your entire next year

by a symphonic sonorous song.

I wish you a festival all year long.

May you have a celebration

the whole year long.

May you and yours ever become

a festival of rhythmic dance and song.

A happy season

and a very prosperous New Year

to you all.