How do you live your yoga?
Live how you do your yoga.
Notes: I have been wanting to try a skinny poem since I discovered the form at Reflections on the Teche. A skinny is a poem of eleven lines. Lines 1 and 11 may be any length, though shorter is better. The words in Line 1 are used again in Line 11, though the order can be changed. Lines 2-10 can only be one word, and lines 2, 6, and 10 repeat. I found it a meditative, calming form, a nice fit for a poem about yoga. More research revealed that the skinny was originally developed by Truth Thomas as a form that “generally reflects more serious concerns facing humankind.”
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