Beating the Moment. ~ Edith Lazenby

Via Edie Lazenby
on Jan 23, 2013
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To Be, Or Not


It’s freezing outside.

But there’s an iceberg

In my belly.

I think “butterfly,” yet

Edges fine as razors


Carve the moment.


I dream sunshine

And count snowflakes.

I see the moon

But am draped in shadows.

I want to cry.

I want to surrender.

I want to throw in the towel.

But this is no game.

There’s nothing to end.

A beginning sits

On the threshold

And it whispers in

A language I don’t know.

Love courts itself.


I want to be happy


For no reason.


I want to be happy


For any reason.

I want to take this desire

And let it sail

On the currents of wind.

I want movement.

Instead I sit on a cushion

With one hand on my heart

And learn to listen

To what it cannot say,

Knowing it needs me

To understand feeling

Does not always know

What I hear in my palm

Beats the moment

And frees me to not be.


edieI am someone who loves to share and thrives on being with others. My craft whittles moments into meaning and eases my heart. I learn best by listening. I teach yoga and I write. Life is challenging but simple. My kitties make me happy. My husband is my best friend. Check my blog here.


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Ed: Brianna Bemel


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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