breathing you in sweet cinnamon potence my heart beats in hypnotic resonance a whale anthem song an amplified yawn the me that made peace in intricate moments though presence of mind presses on in reprise an increase of rhythm or looming grey skies slow down & lessen or scream & cry if i can't live with silence it will be my demise
By: Katy Claire Funke
In college I went through a 200 hour yoga teacher training and started meditating, and guiding others in meditation daily. Through the years I have fallen in and out of meditation because it is more challenging to silence my mind if I don’t practice everyday.
I was inspired to write this poem after listening to a very interesting episode on the new season of Invisibilia on NPR titled “Two Heartbeats a Minute.” In the podcast they focused in on slowing down in our lives and the disquieting realities of climate change. Biologist, Roger Payne, who studied and recorded humpback whale sounds since 1967 was interviewed. His recordings have inspired people from all backgrounds, both artistically and emotionally. This episode is a must-listen!