A Wisp. ~ Edith Lazenby

Via Edie Lazenby
on Sep 21, 2012
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I am a feather.

I am a seed in wind,

A wing on a bee,

The legs on a spider.

I am the pause when I exhale

And the space when I inhale.

I have the hope of a child

And the heart of a mother.

I am a rose petal on the earth.

I grow with the seasons.

I bend like a willow.

I handle prayer

With my toes

And curl into the dirt.

I land on my knees

And bow.

My heart reaches up

But my eyes look down.

I cannot name what I see.

I cannot hold what I touch.

I cannot capture my need.


I am a full time yoga teacher, trained at City Fitness in Washington, DC, and Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. I have been writing poetry since I was 9 years old. Poetry is my first love and yoga continues to feed my heart. I write because I love it. I teach because I love it. I tell my students all the time: do it because you can. That works for me. I believe in creating opportunity. I believe in helping my self and others. I think faith is the most important gift of life, because when we lose everything else we still have that in our heart. I believe the natural state of being is happiness, or bliss, or Ananda. Life is a celebration. Poetry and yoga help me celebrate. My blog and website: Edie Yoga.


Editor: Kate Bartolotta



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About Edie Lazenby

Edith Lazenby’s first love is poetry. Her second is yoga. Life unrolls in ways she could have never have imagined. She loves to love and live life daringly. Leap and the net will appear is how the saying goes but they don’t tell you what to do after it disappears.

Edith lives in Baltimore with her cat, Cucumber. She works all the time, it seems, these days. Life is good. Blessings are many.


2 Responses to “A Wisp. ~ Edith Lazenby”

  1. Kelly Fisher says:

    Nice Edie!

  2. Edie says:

    Thanks Kelly!

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