Tree Pose

Tree Pose

after "Our Stars" by Jessica Donahue

by Melissa Lomax


Inspiration: When I came across “Our Stars” by Jessica Donahue (from the Celestial issue), it transported me to the first experience I encountered in a yoga and meditation class. I was lucky to find this practice during an intense time at college and in my personal life. After the first session, I felt peacefully grounded and learned that this experience was something I could revisit at any time—a new part of my being unfolded. To me, Jessica's poem speaks to this feeling of transformation, “Celestial souls, spirits in a physical body” and the evolution of what is to come.


Featured in our August 2023 issue, "Ekphrasis"