Lyon Croft with Ratnadevi 012

Ratnadevi (Luise Holtbernd PhD) is an artist of many forms: a trained musician, a visual artist and increasingly, a writer. She has completed an OU course in creative writing and has published several booklets, pamphlets and articles. She also teaches mindfulness and yoga, and has been leading numerous residential retreats since 1982, when she became an ordained member of the Triratna Buddhist Community. She is currently working on a book: ‘Bringing Mindfulness to Life’. See also www.ratnadevi2.talktalk.net

a sample poem from earth, water, fire, air

your body surrounded
by water cushioning
the force of gravity
liquid joints
pivoting smoothly
movement rippling
through supple spine