The Poona Poems
A selection of poems written during a 30-year period during which I lived in Osho’s meditation communes, in both Poona, India, and Rajneeshpuram, Oregon.. There are poems about the master-disciple dynamic; about the agonizing first months of beginning to peel the onion of the psyche; about the strangeness of a new culture, and the even-more strangeness of a brief return to San Francisco.. Later, back in Poona…poems about romantic and not-so-romantic love; about hepatitis, about daily life in a magical environment; about the monsoon, and dancing, and foolishnesses and wisdoms of various stripes.
And at the end, surviving a life-threatening health crisis brings poems of gratitude and lifting joy.
There are 156 poems and 6 pages of photographs.
“With her heart
open to the sky and
her ears tuned to the Mystery,
Madhuri is our perfect guide
for this wondrous journey
in Osho’s garden.”Prartho Sereno, poet laureate of Marin County, California