Taste, See, Hear, Smell, Touch
Written in response to the words ‘Prayer is effective at the crustacean level of the psyche’ heard in a dream (13/8/12). I experienced the phrase as a call to deeper awareness… deeper prayer … deeper attunement… especially to Nature, at the instinctual level of the psyche. Crustacean’s; according to Wikipedia, include: lobsters, crabs, crayfish, shrimps, barnacles & krill: over 67,000 species in all. I understand the human psyche to be part of, & to include, all of Nature. After I finished the poem I realised I had missed putting the phrase ‘the yoga of’ in the poem. ‘The yoga of’ is a signature line in the ‘Songs of Kotuku’ series. I went back & tried to fit it in, in various ways; but the poem kept spitting them out. So I left it as is.