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Posted in A Poet's Education, Images, The Daily Poems, The Reading Journals, tagged a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, Isaiah 32:1-2, streams of water in a dry place, the shade of a great rock in a weary land on September 11, 2016| Leave a Comment »
1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness,
and as for princes, they shall rule in justice.
2 And a man shall be as in a hiding-place from the wind,
and a covert from the tempest —
as by the watercourses in a dry place,
as in the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Posted in The Daily Poems, The Reading Journals, tagged heartbeats, How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move, Inside my Autistic Mind, shadow, staircases, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay on September 5, 2016| Leave a Comment »
“I began to mentally climb the imagined staircase. I climbed and I climbed to who knows where. I climbed with my shadow in front of me, broken by alternate vertical and horizontal planes, leading me somewhere.
Thus I climbed up through passages of heaven
or I climbed up through the tunnels of hell
or I climbed through here or there —
I am not sure for yet I cannot tell.
Shadows on the stairs followed my feet
I heard nothing else but footsteps and heartbeats.
Whenever or wherever I saw staircases, I thought they were meant for me to climb.” (p. 36)
Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay
How Can I Talk If My Lips Don’t Move?: Inside my Austic Mind (2008)
Posted in A Poet's Education, Adventures, Jane's Occasional Poems, Major Announcements!!!, The Daily Poems, The Reading Journals, tagged " Jane Beal, Birth Poems, California, colorado, doula, locholo, midwife, partera, phillipines, sage femme, Transfiguration, uganda on September 2, 2016| 3 Comments »
Now available from Lulu Press,
JANE BEAL’s new poetry collection:
“Jane’s perspective, from being an international midwife and a talented writer, gives rise to the absolutely beautiful poems contained in this little book. She incorporates sweetly the people she has served in her birth practice and travels. She also teaches us some midwifery along the way! Jane’s great faith in our Lord adds so much to this labor-of-love volume. I highly recommend this book. It should be in the possession of all midwives and mothers.”
Editor of Midwifery Today
Author of Birth Wisdom, Vol. 1 & 2
“Birth is sacred experience: a time when the formless takes form. In Jane Beal’s new book, Transfiguration: A Midwife’s Birth Poems, we are taken through beautiful poetic form, closer to the spirit of birth. We feel both joy and grief. But who are we to question the ways of the spirit? As much as we try to understand birth, its mystery remains a miracle – and that is what draws us into Transfiguration.”
President of BirthWorks International
Author of Birthing in the Spirit