Jason Crane

poet & interviewer

POEM: krounchasana



this is the beginning
as the heron emerges
forms on the shape
of a human body
one more reminder
that nothing is created
nothing is destroyed
we simply exchange atoms
each holding their allotment
for a brief time before
scattering them to the universe
to become a bird, a rock
a woman, the space between
the stars

13 June 2013
Auburn, AL

(Note: “Krounchasana” means “heron pose.” In this photo, Arielle is setting up for the pose.)

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I’m writing a poem a day in 2013. During June, each day’s poem will be inspired by a photo of writer Arielle Brousse doing yoga. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years. Arielle writes the Unforgettable Detritus blog and curates The Sensible Nonsense Project, a collection of writing about people’s favorite childhood books. Thank you to Arielle for allowing me to use the photos, and for all the entertaining and inspiring writing she’s done over the years.

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