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YES TO YES by Edith Lazenby

Lately I have felt like my life has been a scribble of concentric circles…

…and what I find always is that space holds a light to truths that help me move out of my vortex back into my life, with more to give and more love of living to help me live.

I sifted through my work to find what I wanted to share and this found me: “Yes to Yes”.


The beauty is that though I wrote it in 2007 it speaks to me today and the fun is running through it line by line to tighten, mold, and reframe the insides a bit so its ring is even truer, to me.



Yes to Yes

I say yes to yes, to the dark circles
That cycle backward until water stops,
Until banks dry out and a sandcastle
Emerges where the wealth of yesterdays
Show me barren, though the riches of now
Like grains fill what I cannot count when
Holding anchors my tears—anguish green
As Spring, fills me as words dice truth
Into bits of light raining darkness into a rainbow,
Play that teases pain into a gift the living gives to give…


Edith Lazenby: “I love to write. I began writing poetry in elementary school. Sometimes I write poetry daily, other times not. I adore Mary Oliver, her way of embracing the light while acknowledging the darkness. I teach yoga full time and find the practice has grounded me deeper in my body and heart and helped me move closer to what I call spirit. I also now edit for Elephant Journal and write for them as well. I live with my husband, who is my best friend, and 4 kitties. Life holds challenges yet with time I feel better able to live in the moment, moment by moment. All great teachers teach presence. I find each day is a lesson in being. The process of writing holds me and I find the craft teaches me something new each time. You may visit my blog here.

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