Friday, January 10, 2014

Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

Written for:  Poet's United Mid Week Motif  and  Poetry Jam

Mid Week Motif - Newness
In 75 words or less: A New Year.  Again.  Are you a fan of "new"? Or are you tired of the whole idea of "new," preferring the tried and true? 

Poetry Jam - Fire
So what does fire mean to you 

When I first saw the fire prompt, the first thing that came into my head was the sun. I start each day with the Surya Namaskar so combining the two prompts I came up with:


The fiery rays of the sun
Heralds a new day
I bow in reverence
And duly pray

Surya Dev
May we feel your warmth
May your light shine bright
As we go forth

May our minds be illuminated
Like you light up the earth
May our thoughts be enlightened
And to new ideas give birth

Let each day begin
With the Surya Namaskar
Let us reflect your light
Like the moon and the stars.

~x~

Surya Dev (Sun God)
Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutation




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24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to start each day! Your morning routine inspired a beautiful poem!

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    1. Thanks Robyn. Glad you liked it. Yes this is my morning routine.

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  2. A beautiful prayer and great start to the day. Thank you, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Laurie. It makes me feel good each morning.

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  3. I amy have to save this to read in my mornings. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Susan. Glad you liked it enough to read each morning. That makes me happy.

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  4. I love the meditative "heat" of this poem, Suzy!

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  5. Lovely way to start each day. Thanks for posting this here.

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    1. Thanks Peggy. It does make a good start each day.

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  6. I like the idea of reflecting the light of the sun - A great way to live each day

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    1. Thanks Alan. It makes me at least start the day well.

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  7. uplifting way to start the day... and very poetic as well...

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    1. Thanks Robert. Glad you think so.

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  8. ... this is a gorgeous reflection.

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  9. What a thoughtful and inspiring prayer.

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  10. The fiery sun has been hailed as a god by many cultures the world over. Your poem is a wonderful prayer to its life-giving energy,

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    1. Thanks Nicholas for your very nice comment. Glad you liked my poem.

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  11. My Grandma always tells me to look at the sun and pray everyday, because the light would give us a lot of hope, and inspire us in ways we can never imagine. :-)

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    1. Thanks Ashwini. Your grandmother is a very wise woman. It feels good to pray and exercise each morning.

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  12. Love this poems and prayer, beautiful and enlightening! Happy New Year :-)

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    1. Thanks Sara. glad you liked it. Happy 2014 to you too.

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