34/108: pranayama

Yoga, double exposurepranayama: an element of yoga that involves awareness of the breath and managing the way in which one breathes.

“Or that calm is retained by the controlled exhalation or retention of the breath” — Patanjali (Who Was Patanjali, Yoga Journal)

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Italicized quote from Patanjali
Image from Google Images


single flower

IMG_0853As I gaze
at the fresh
banana-yellow petals

I wonder why –
I did not consider
their earliest stages

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. ― Gautama Buddha


Poem and image by Jennifer Fifield

Italicized quote by Gautama Buddha


desert drive

photo-1429308755210-25a272addeb3seems as though the tires should melt
atop the inky runway, as she runs away
another summertime desert drive

dashboard temperature screamed one-eleven
in Yuma, but now reads ninety-nine
as the sun begins to say goodnight

cracks of angry light, ignite her way
hundreds of miles, calming inflamed knots
that have infiltrated the body

this emptied desert, empties her mind
allowing thoughts to slow and ease
as she flies through Spanish radio static

crystal bulbs wink and guide her
she follows the familiar star patterns
that help to scatter her life’s patterns


Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash

vital meditation

Re-blogging this one today, along with a quote by Oscar Wilde: “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

the writing life

3648x2736 uncropped TheAppBuilder-icon-morro-strand-sunset-21nov2008-49.RAWthe body,
less weighted
the mind,
minus clutter

negative energy
released, dismissed
time for
internal healing

make room
for clearer,
more joyful thoughts

a freeing
of the mind
a soul’s detoxification
the smile, reappears…

Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Unsplash

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Gentle Breeze Over Sapphire Seas: A Poetry Collection

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white clouds of dust

clouds_over_the_sea-1680x1050a walk to the ocean
I look to the waves
then gaze above
streaks of opal clouds
I find

pillows of chalk dust
a board and eraser of such
wiping clear and anew
the ocean meditation
eases my mind

the worries, the thoughts
now white clouds of dust
gone away
the peace overcomes
all unkind, behind


Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: Bing Free Clip Art

Peace of the Ocean

photo-1Beaming flashes of Pacific sea
inhalations are my therapy
waves roll in as elegant stacks
rest my eyes and relax
silver glitter dances for me

The ocean, my grounding place
brings delight to my face
glassy shards of peace
gone are the bad, exhale and release
my own bench, my own space

My dreams so near
as close as the old pier
finding my inner calm
the crystal water is as a palm
my definition more clear

Stones push forward strong
the ocean to me is a melodic song
oh this I’ve come to see
reflect in its eternal beauty
to know where I belong


Jennifer A. Fifield

Image: photo by Jennifer Fifield