Believing It’s More Than Faith. ~Edith Lazenby

Via Edie Lazenby
on Dec 12, 2012
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There’s a heaviness

Surrounding me,

Like a caterpillar

In a cocoon,

I am wrapped

In a warm cave

Of darkness, waiting

To feel the light of sun,

Flutter of wings.

Instead the flutter

Wears anxiety’s tickle,

A feather on my toes

That I cannot brush away

Working up my legs and into

Heart and mind, so

What’s left is a shell

Of skin I hug, with need

Embracing need,

As I hold on to

Relieve the angst

That courts breath

And teases thought

Into thinking meaning

Can be held with words

When all I know cannot

Be told or touched,

Shared or held,

Because it sits

Like an angel

I can name but not see,

Knowing each thought

A prayer, believing

It’s more than a faith

That guides me.

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. Check out my blog and website here.

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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.


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