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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


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October 09, 2014

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Some outlets have pre-determined unalterable percents; others allow the writer to set the percent, which then is passed on to where the book is distributed. But even then, the receiving retailer may have their own set limits.

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This new series on my site allows me that.


Arts Poems, Dance Yoga Music Art Writing +


Over 100 short original arts related poems.

Written by my wife and myself beginning in the early 90s.

Poems for Dance, Yoga, Music, Writing, Art, Photography, Theater, Creativity, and Inspiration.



Note: some formatting adjusted to fit this blog.


Dance – Original Poetry


Aerobic Dance


to my body


each time i start class

I start again


in spirit.

Lazy soft first


meant to test

the day’s range –

listening to my body…

Tiny tap touches

on the beat


my extensions.

The melody


the momentum,

the down beat

sets the limits

as i listen

to my body’s

waking dancing walk.

Repeat rhythms


the growing range of motions

the flowing stages of emotions


the glistening body was also listening.

Aerobic dance in class


a conversation

of celebration between all that’s beautiful

in you.

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma



Gentle strength –

a blessing

set in motion;

mind and feeling


onto moving flesh.

Nimble and sure…

placing our hearts


on tiptoe,

cradling our breath

on the tip of a wing.

© 1996-2012 adam light creations / adan lerma



Thump, thump. Sound.

The expression of the heart.


The expressing of the voice

singing in our souls.

Stretch and coil. Expansion –

retraction. The dancer mirrors

the explosion-implosion of the universe.

Before thought

but giving rise to reason –

before sound

but vibrating the world

into the motions of awareness –

the dance of Life

made passions stir, opening

the ready eyes of its dancers:

you and me and all of us

upon this vast

dance floor of God’s called Earth.

© 1994-2011 adam light creations / adan lerma



It’s more than the movement

or the easy-sharp swaying

to a beat pounded out right.

It’s more the allowing – a letting –

into one’s skin and muscles

the very vibration of aliveness itself.

It’s a translating of the heartfelt

into the mind-known.

Turning feeling

into conception, vision into perception.

It’s the joining of that

that is perceived into consciousness.

One becomes alive

in time.

And time takes you-makes you

its minute hand

dancing you round

the hourglass of life.

© 1994-2011 adam light creations / adan lerma


Dancing Is…


is an art…

Dancing is a sport.

Dancing’s a way of life


what words imply –

what images



the heart



of our movements.

The art is the letting –

the sport is the getting –

that we are space

we are time

we are…


© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma


Latin Dance


of flowers reaching the sun

the shot of birds through the air

the smile of an infant seeing your eyes

soft as the first green buds

in early light

strong as the river releasing a winter’s snow

pausing and starting and flowing

like breezes signaling


of freshness

and always the pull felt

among all the planets and all of

the stars


dancing the passion of space

© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma


Little Dancer

Your tiny dancing movements are

the most innocent of all.

They are the first fun steps created

both for you and your loved ones.

Everyone is watching you

with open eyes and

an open heart.

So enjoy.

Raise your rounded arms.

Sway and move your little feet.

Clap and move and keep on smiling.

For life is smiling through you.

And we can’t but smile back


© 1994-2012 adam light creations / adan lerma


My Dancer’s Pose


between the earth and sky


one foot grounded and

one fist’s fingers



feet and fingers



my lines’

passages through


heart and mind

my thoughts

steadied by my heart’s

beating breathings


feelings warmed


my mind’s acceptance


balance reaching from the


my foot a peaceful planting –


dancing pulses playing waltzes –


between stars inside our patient earth.

© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma


The Quiet Dance


when the music and the dancers talking

all around us wave and wind their way among

the beats and sounds and melodies

making life fuller…

when that music


worries doubts sadness

and grit from biting the reins of

daily life…

when the movements in

our veins and finger


are touched

with life

that responds and connects

the inside

with the world outside


the quiet dance with all the world begins

© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma


To Dance Class

“i’m tired, i’m old, i hurt, i’m hungry”

none of the old buttons worked

i still had to go 😉

dance aerobics called

and my body was craving

a rhythm feed –

i cued

my music-brain-part

a nudge

a wispy breeze to move the clouds along

my music-muscle needed stretching

carrying lifting lilting punching

swaying staying

in my

birthing heart beat

i had had to go

still hurt still tired still old

but not so hungry


© 2011-2012 adam light creations / adan lerma


Yoga – Original Poetry


A Child’s Pose Is…

a coil of hope

wrapped in leaves


a seed


and gathering

new life…

a thought

curled into a roll

of pure cotton,

a salve upon the heart…

a rest

a moment

a shiny secret whimper

of delight…

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma


A Yoga Teacher – a beginner’s view

no nirvana’s escape here

this is

the yoga of connection

eyes meant for speaking


linked to living

touches are

the stillness of motion

meant from kindness

yes nirvana’s here

a whispered union

of communion

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma


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