Hope Carries Me. ~ Edith Lazenby

Via Edie Lazenby
on Jan 14, 2013
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A window cracks:

I see a crevice, a space where light eeks in, air moves out.

I light a candle. My eyes dance around the flame. Autumn comes.

Trees color my view. The roses are gone. I sit in quiet. I focus on all I have.

I imagine a sea bathing me in blue waves washing all I don’t need out of me,

A cleanse that frees. I open the window wide. I let the day move in.

I stop the moment as I begin to see a peace that has no frame. Understanding rumbles

Under my belly button. My heart grows a wing. I close my eyes and pretend I can sing

Like a bird. Time is a package I don’t need to open. Its gift keeps coming, landing

At my door, piling up in minutes and seconds and hours until I realize there’s always more.

I know winter will be cold this year. I was warned. There are things n life no one can

Tell you because the words wouldn’t help you know. So I take these presents

And let my heart grow another wing. My understanding does not need to fly

Though hope always asks for a ride. What I learn does not always have a name.

It’s what’s inside image and form, like the tide to the sea, it’s movement that carries me.


EdieI 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 nine 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 website and blog here.

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta


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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