Tai Chi Awakening

Thanks to Leonard Tuchyner for this wonderful poem.

I stand in tai chi stillness –
alert – relaxed- ready.
Arms raise – chi awakens –
shivers through legs and spine –
Earth ascends to Heaven.

Tai chi dances with circles.
Quickened fingers explore.
Searching arms, like feathered wings,
softly stroke through trilling air –
chi probing feeling chi.

Water flowing, moving slowly –
gentle sliding gliding ripples.
Water always finds its way,
cannot be stopped nor long contained.
To master water learn to float.

Fire, air, earth and water –
allied in flawless balance.
World twirls, pulls, challenges –
plays together in our story.

I rest in sublime harmony.