Touching the Sky

Paranapiacaba – in Tupi Guarani: From where you see the sea. Photo: Rafael da Cunha, 2015.

Profusion of senses
Feet on the mud
Hands on the throns
Jumping frog!

Following single tracks
Footsteps short
Herculean effort
Through the way.

Finding pilgrins
Plants, jaguar, monkey, spider, snake
Looking for us
Sensing the wood’s soul:

all natural species and forms
all alive
into human being]

Reaching the peak!

World of ideas?
It is in the sky.

Access the link below to view the route:



About Ana Villas Boas

I’m an urban sociologist and runner based in São Paulo, Brasil, focused on studies about body movement, landscapes, sounds, silence and senses. My current work has been on cultural heritage and preservation studies and I’m also yoga teacher, certified by Kundalini Research Institute.
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2 Responses to Touching the Sky

  1. Great poetry! Step by step, like the journey, the words built a refined structure of color/sounf/ideas, reaching us to the top/the end of the mountain and near the sky!

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