Catherine Daly

 

 

from Big, Big Love

 

One Whip


Transfer

weight, drop
parallel. 

Weight.
Turn northwest.

Perform this movement correctly.
Follow

rotation of the
nose
and
navel,
aligned.

Transfer,
shift around an axis,
                        a center,
a kind of hook.

(Elbows lower.
Hands do not touch.)

            our
With all your weight
            whole heart
                        beat

counter-clockwise, swing.

This action stretches
and relaxes.

 

 

The Bird


Raise the wheel while pinning
hands near your temples.
Raise your body.

 

 

Apparent Closure


Open your fist.
As my hand withdraws,
I bring it to my chest
                        nest.

My arm moves across you.

Hands face
your body. They form an X.

            Outside
right.

 

 

Push Hands


eight inches
solar plexus