Can You Bow?

Can you bow
so completely
that your crown spills stars
into the earth?
To bow is the supreme
yoga posture.
All other asanas
just remove the stiffness
so that bowing is possible.
Don't simply bow to the Master,
bow to each grain of pollen
like a bee.
Bow to the stream that trickles
from precious mountain snow.
Bow to the frog sound
in your garden at midnight.
Bow to the silence of the deer.
Bow to the wail of the newborn
whose mother crossed over
the border last night.
Bow to your breath
and fill your body
with the sky.
Can you bend this way,
and pour out peace
like a river?