A Woman's Place
"A woman's place is in the house…and the senate, " quips Kristin Hannah. bestselling author of The Nightingale, while Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia had a slightly different take on a woman's place or role in the world. "A woman's place is in the kitchen...sitting in a comfortable chair, with her feet up, drinking a glass of wine and watching her husband cook dinner."
Even in English there is controversy about what and where a woman's place is. It is even more complicated and nuanced when it comes to other languages and cultures. A Woman's Place in the Dictionary by Kimberly Burnham is a collection of before and after poems that look at the word for woman in several languages and what the dictionary entry itself says about women as well as how the definitions before and after the word woman say about her. Some of the poems touch on synonyms and homonyms for the word "woman" in different languages.
Women and Dictionary Poetry
In the Oxford English dictionary, the word "woman" is defined as an adult human female. The word immediately before it is "woma" meaning a brownish-grey Australian python found in sandy desert areas. The entry after "woman" is "womb."
And so in an English dictionary a woman finds herself between a snake and a part of her own body
In other languages the word for "woman", "frau" (German), "wahine" (Hawaiian), or "biscuit" (a particularly attractive woman in Rasta or Caribbean Patois) is unique to that language. The words that come before and after "woman" vary from one bilingual dictionary to another. This is a collection of dictionary poems exploring the word "woman" and the context we find ourselves in languages of the world.
About the Kimberly Burnham
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Kimberly has contributed poetry to 60 plus book including the Inner Child Press' popular monthly volume of The Year of the Poet. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques and health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. in 2013.
To have Kimberly Burnham create a dictionary poem on the topic of your choosing or a found poems book from your book contact her at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/ or email her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com
Poetry Reading by hülya n. yılmaz of her new book "This and That" plus the reading was kicked off by one of Hulya's poems put to music by Jason Adams.
Barış in Turkish (Peace in Turkey)
"Barış" (peace), "Baris" (pronounced Barish), Esenlik (peace), "Huzur" (serenity, tranquility, quiet, harmony), "Sulh" (peace), "Rahat" (comfortable), "Sükunet" (tranquility), "Sükûn" (peace), "Asayiş" (peace, public order, quiet, rest, public security, safety), "Iji" (good) or "Sessizlikor" (silence) in Turkish (tur) or Türkçe spoken in Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece. There are 70.9 million Turkish speakers mostly in Turkey with smaller populations found in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, and Kazakhstan.
Turkish words in English date back to the 16th century, with "vizier" (1562), "tulip" (1578) and "caftan" (1591) being among the earliest to arrive.
Languages of Turkey include Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, and Kabardian as well as Arabic, Armenian, and Greek.
"Barış" - the "I" is pronounced as a cross between an English e and an i. The "ş" is pronounced like “sh.”
Turkish (tur) or Türkçe—"Barış" (peace), "Baris" (pronounced Barish), Esenlik (peace), "Huzur" (serenity, tranquility, quiet, harmony), "Sulh" (peace), "Rahat" (comfortable), "Sükunet" (tranquility), "Sükûn" (peace), "Asayiş" (peace, public order, quiet, rest, public security, safety), "Iji" (good) or "Sessizlikor" (silence) —Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece.
We are an international group of poets from countries like the United States, Canada, Polands, Turkey, China, Jordan, India, Lebanon and more. We are starting on our sixth year as a collective publishing a book of poetry every month for the last 60 months. We are also diverse in our religious affiliations and practices. Each year there is a cover theme. There have been flowers, trees, gems and birds. Last year, we focus each monthly volume on a society and culture including Maori (December), Highlands Scots, Nez Perce, Oceania, Northern Africa and more.
We feel that our poetry creates understanding, improved relationships and international cooperation.
We would like to focus our poetry this year on indigenous languages, growing awareness of the value of linguistic and cultural diversity, learning from those who are different and appreciating our similarities.
The Inner Child Poetry Posse writes a volume of The Year of The Poet each month with different themes and would like to designate the indigenous languages as the theme for 2019 William S. Peters, Sr. is the founder and leader of the collective and many of us are award winning poets who have presented at International poetry events.
Here is a list of the Inner Child Press Poetry Posse Poets who have been involved over the years (the asterisk indicates how many years the person has been involved):
Jamie Bond **
Gail Weston Shazor ******
Albert ‘Infinite’ Carrasco ****
Siddartha Beth Pierce **
Janet P. Caldwell ***
June ‘Bugg’ Barefield *
Debbie M. Allen *
Tony Henninger **
Joe DaVerbal Minddancer *****
Robert Gibbons *
Neetu Wali *
Caroline 'Ceri Naz' Nazareno ****
Elizabeth Castillo ****
Jen Walls **
Alfreda Ghee **
Anna Jakubczak vel Ratty Adalan **
Bismay Mohanty *
Tezmin Ition Tsai **
Ashok K. Bhargava **
Shareef Abdur – Rasheed ******
Kimberly Burnham ******
Ann White **
Jackie Allen ******
Teresa E. Gallion ******
Katherine Wyatt *
Hulya N. Yilmaz ******
Keith Alan Hamilton **
Alan W. Jankowski **
Demetrios Trifiatis *
Nizar Sartawi ***
Alicia C. Cooper *
Hrisikesh Padhye *
Fahredin Shehu *
Faleeha Hassan **
Alicja Maria Kuberska **
Swapna Behera **
Eliza Segiet *
William S. Peters, Sr. ******
Each book features three guest poets from the International community and collective members are asked to write one poem directly related to the theme and two more on subjects of their choosing. The theme for 2019 has been designated to focus on indigenous languages in each of the following regions.
1. North American and Native Americans [Buy the Print Book or Download Free eBook]
2. South American Indigenous peoples and Mesoamerica
3. Caribbean Caribbean
4. Africa Central and West Africa
5. Asia Southeast Asia and Maritime Asia
6. Arctic Circumpolar
7. Africa Horn of Africa
8. Asia Southwest Asia and the Middle East
9. Caucasus Caucasus
10. Africa Nile Valley and North Africa
11. Asia Northern Asia, China, Japan, etc.
12. Australia Oceana
This month's The Year of the Poet focuses on indigenous peoples of North America and Native American languages.
Foreword by Kimberly Burnham
Poetry can change the world. Words, language, all the ways to communicate with and listen to each other can transform the world, as we know it. There is so much to learn from the way an individual, a community, or language group uses words.
For example, the words for peace and war are very similar "odriyohdędaˀǫh" (war) and "odriyohsrędaˀǫh" (peace) in Cayuga, a Native American language spoken in Canada. The government is trying to preserve the language and culture but there are less than 80 fluent speakers left. Peace "Odriyohsrędaˀǫh" literally means the war has laid down or finished. For native speakers the words create an image, perhaps of men laying weapons down or a symbolic "war" laying down in a field where crops can once again be planted and children can grow.
Each of the world's seven or eight thousand languages creates different images, evokes diverse emotions, and carries a unique cultural significance.
In 2019 the Poets of the Inner Child Poetry Posse will breathe life into words creating a kind of visual poetry, arranging the letters to reflect each poet's inner voice manifested on the page while honoring the languages and cultures of many people around the world as well as our own diverse ancestry.
Each month we will visit a different region of the world, finding what is often stunningly beautiful, sometimes tragic and emotion-laden but always insightful and thought provoking. This year as our words journey across the pages and into the world we honor the United Nations which has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
This month let your eyes ...
"anuhtunyu" (rejoice or adopt peace of mind) in Oneida spoken in the Great Lakes region
"ilihá:lon" (awaken, opening one's eyes from sleep) in Kosati spoken in Louisiana and Texas, US
"dseekshyaaksh" (strut or walk with a flair) in Shm’algyack spoken in Alaska, US
"dladáal" (stroll or walk slowly) in Haida spoken in British Columbia, Canada
"máñi" (travel or journey) in Ioway-Otoe-Missouria spoken in Kansas, US
"ji-k'ein" (jump around) in Tlingit spoken in the Pacific Northwest of North America
"tc'īgagō" (run) in Jacarilla Apache or Eastern Apache spoken in the North America
"nəpə̀mkawα" (walk or travel) in Abenaki-Penobscot spoken in Maine, US and Quebec, Canada
"zdocumb" (dance) in the Nanticoke Dialect of Massachusetts, US
... across the pages of this book, a tribute to Native American languages and cultures.
Featuring Houda Elfchtali, Anthony Endurer Briscoe, Dr K K Mathew, and Iram Fatima Ashi
Using Light To Paint Poems Into Being
Light is a word and a symbol, a way of seeing and describing the world. Poems can incorporate the words for light and colors as if the pen is a paint brush creating an image that the readers modify for themselves, upon reading the words: light, dark, red, blue, shadow and sunlight. Light poems can describe what happens in the light and the darkness and the shadows, as well as illuminating a particular scene important to the poet. Light poems can be about physics and energy, the way the universe works and the sun shines and what the poet sees. Visual poetry can be a marriage of words and art each brightening the other. Visual poetry may also create visualizations, influencing the brain and what we think about as we read. Light is a word, a metaphor, and a way of seeing the community and opportunities around us.
Except from The Year of The Poet February 2018
Kinzeraba, The Holy Treasure
Observe a kernel of light
in darkness learn
goodness discovered within evil
live until death
a role for human beings
in cosmic explosions
Growth in the world
two branches of olive
four sides of the universe
draped in pure shimmering silk
the book of life
first to last pages flutter full
Great blessings rise up
all colors streaming
from light and water
Switching on at work
darkest day just beginning
Paws & Hooves
Together paws and hooves
the frozen landscape
wearing a path
where they sprint
like a pack of wild ones
Two sleep inside
slumbering on the carpet
near the bed
Two rest outside
laying snuggly together
in a small barn
Meeting in the daylight to dash
and dart paws and hooves
"Salaøm" is the word for peace in Ge'ez, the ancient written language of the Aksum people who are the focus of this New Year's volume of The Year of The Poet. The Aksum may be unfamiliar to many readers and poets, yet they are one of the great civilizations begun so brightly, a counterpoint to the Greek and Roman worlds of the 1st century C.E. The Aksum forged a trading link between the Mediterranean and the Asiatic spheres. Aksum's rise to power began with international relationships and shifts in trade.
They are a now a "lost" civilization whose descendents are African Christians, Jews, and Muslims. It is an age old story of a people who couldn't get along with their neighbors, were overrun, and pushed out into isolation. This shift set in motion the decline of their civilization.
Before the common era the Aksum Queen of Sheba is said to have birthed a Solomonic dynasty that ruled Ethiopia into the modern era. In the 4th Century C.E., King Ezana declared Aksum an Orthodox Christian state and tried to find peace with the neighboring Arabs and the Jews from Aksum's Beta Israel who read scriptures and prayers in Ge’ez. And for a time, salaøm walked beside shalom. These ancient Semitic people are the ancestors of some modern Ethiopians who moved to Israel in the 1970's.
Evidence of Aksum's greatness stands even today in the heart of ancient Ethiopia: monolithic obelisks, giant stelae, royal tombs, and ancient castles—proof of a powerful African state wedged between the Eastern Roman Empire and Persia. They commanded the ivory trade with Sudan and their fleets controlled much of the Red Sea trade. They probably thought they would always be great.
But the people couldn't find peace--salaøm, salaam, shalom—in the neighborhood, couldn't find a way to co-exist and so around the 10th Century C.E. they ceased to exist—forgotten. A thousand years have passed and what have we learned of peace, international exchange and fair trade?
The poets of Inner Child Press and the Poetry Posse seek to share in poetic words our lives, our glories, and challenges, always looking for a way to learn and contribute to a peacefully coexistence with our neighbors so that we can continue to thrive alongside all who walk this earth today.
Searching for Peace in Aksum
The first seven centuries
a common era
travelers and homebodies
greeted each other
winding through Aksum
where now walk the people of
Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea,
Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen
peace in Ge'ez
the liturgical language of Aksum
now gone replaced
Amharic, Tigrigna, Orominga,
roll off the tongues
of modern peoples
Nabáda, salaam, peace
powerful words bring us inside
the circle in
Somali, Arabic, English
Hetep in Egyptian
Salaamata carries peace in Afar
the language of present people
Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti
Salām in the Tigrigna of Eritrea
while the Sudanese speak peace in English,
salaam in Juba and Sudanese Arabic
and paix in French
words to thrive by
Nabáda in the Somali
flows into salaam in Yemen
all the places where once Aksumites
Ge'ez or Classical Ethiopic—"Salām" / ሰላም (peace, salutation, safety), "Salaøm" (peace)—Ethiopia, Eritrea (liturgical).
Somali (som)—"Nabáda" (peace), "Nabad" (peace), “Ma nahad baa” (is there peace), “Nabadda maanka” (peace of mind), "Sulux" (peace), "Dajiyaan" (calm), "Xasilooni" (tranquility)—Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia.
Egyptian—"Hetep" (peace), "Em hotep nefer weret" (very great peace, hello)—Egypt.
Tigrinya (tir), Tigrigna, Tigriña—"Salām" / ሰላም (peace from Proto-Semitic šalām), "Selam" (peace, hello)—Eritrea.
Juba Arabic (pga), Sudanese Creole Arabic—"Salaam" (peace), "Salaam taki" (hello, literally, your peace), "Kalaas, shukran. Maa salaam taki" (that's all, thank you, goodbye (with your peace)—Southern Sudan.
Arabic Words For Peace
Together we search for peace
engage in peace
it is a creative process of words
shared, believed, spoken
suhl, salaam, hudna
the peace of submission
followers in belief
the absence of disobedience
but one will triumph
a break in violence
the absence of the negative
a peace of reconciliation
establishes relationships a new
harmony and suhl
binds individuals into a greater community
that lives inside and out
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
أمّا ثمَرُ الرّوحِ فهوَ المَحبّةُ والفَرَحُ والسّلامُ والصّبرُ واللُطفُ والصّلاحُ والأمانَةُ 23والوَداعَةُ والعَفافُ. وما مِنْ شَريعَةٍ تنهى عَنْ هذِهِ الأشياءِ.
Arabic (arb)—"Salām" (peace), "Salaam" / سلام from the S-L-M Semitic root, "Hudna" (peace, cease-fire) or "Suhl" (peace, reconciliation)—Middle East with 280 million native speakers in North Africa, the Mideast, Central Asia, and used in liturgical services around the world.
Longing for Home
Deeply embedded in the human psyche
a longing for home
an innate hunger
buried deep in memories
a yearning for the best of what has been
the anticipation of what can
be desire for home
craving the landscape of dreams
More than a yearning for place
a pleasant memory or a dreamed of future
home is a state of being
the deep need to be anchored
secure a restored past
a transformed, fulfilled future
Originally Posted in Our Community of Humanity at Inner Child Magazine
Role of Interfaith Group in World Peace
Are you part of a religious or spiritual community? Do you feel connected and understood by your neighbors? Do you feel like we are all part of the community of humanity?
There are some religious communities that are trying to convert people from other religious communities to their way of seeing the world and interacting with the powers that be in the universe. But more and more today, interfaith communities are springing up, perhaps in response to hate speech or bigotry and sometimes in an effort to be proactive and create peace.
Communities that are trying to convert people to their religious beliefs and interfaith communities are very different and have a very different impact of world peace.
Spokane, Washington has a very active interfaith community. Each month or so, the Spokane Interfaith Council creates an event called Meet The Neighbors. This month we met at the Islamic Center of Spokane. The purpose is education, an opportunity to see the inside of another religion's sacred space, and talk with people—one person to another. At events such as Meet The Neighbors it is easy to see that we all have a lot in common, we want our children to be safe from harm, we want to learn and grow in the world, have a warm home, and meaningful work and lives. After listening to the Muslim call to pray, members of the Muslim community share what is most beautiful about their religion. "That moment in pray when I connect deeply with my creator," said one man.
Several people in the audience quietly nodded in agreement. Past Meet The Neighbors events have taken place in Sikh temples, Jewish synagogues, Bahia (Muslim) centers. Next month we will visit a Native American center.
In early February there will be another event in Spokane designed to encourage dialogue and learning. As part of the Being Religious Interreligiously Lecture Series and in honor of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate (an encyclical from the Pope) at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, Dr. Amy Jill-Levine will be speaking on "Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing Jesus' Parables through Jewish Ears."
In an earlier interview with David Neff, Levine said, "In working with Christian congregations and clergy groups, I find an enormous interest in Jesus' Jewish context—how the parables would have sounded in Jewish ears and what the controversy stories suggest about early Jewish practice. I think that if Christians want to take the Incarnation seriously, they should also take seriously where and when and to whom it occurred. Hence the volume has 30 short essays on such topics as the Pharisees, the temple, the ancient synagogue, Jewish parables, Jewish miracle workers, Jewish beliefs in angels and the afterlife, Jewish family life, and so on. "The Jewish Annotated New Testament" also serves to correct unfortunate stereotypes of early Judaism that sometimes find their way into Christian preaching and teaching. It also addresses anti-Jewish teachings such as that all Jews are "Christ killers" or lovers of money or children of the Devil. The annotations provide historical contexts for the passages that give rise to such canards as well as note that the vast majority of Christians read their Bible as a text of love, not hate."
I also recently attended an Interfaith Havdalah presentation. Franciscan friar, Al Mascia and Steve Klaper, a cantor or Jewish musical leader ask Christians to come early to Catholic Vespers and Jews to stay after their Havdalah (Saturday night ending of the Jewish shabbat). "The Interfaith Havdalah is not a mixture of faith traditions; rather we are unique communities praying in each other's company," said long time friends and colleagues, Al and Steve.
As part of the Jewish Havdalah, Steve Klaper leads Mincha (afternoon prayers) and Maariv (evening prayers) with songs like Shalom (Peace) Aleichem (peace be upon you) and V'hi No'am which is taken from the 90th Psalm, noted Klaper, saying the Psalms are something both traditions have in common.
Making the transition from Jewish Havdalah to Catholic Vespers, the leaders ring a Tibetan bowl and encourage participants to take a deep cleansing breath. The candle in front of Friar Al is then lit and they sing "Upon the Lighting of the Lamp at Vespers". Other songs that are part of the Vespers service include "Rejoice, Rejoice" and "Shalom My Friends." Noting the inclusion of the song "Upon Giving Thanks for Incense," Brother Al explained that both the Jewish Havdalah and the Catholic Vespers has an olfactory or smell component.
As they close the service, Brother Al says, "Shavua Tov" wishing Steve a "good week" and Steve responds by wishing Al, "Shabbat Shalom" or a peaceful Sabbath.
"We light candles as an external expression of prayer, said Brother Al ending the event with a quote from the Sufi / Muslim poet, Rumi, "A candle doesn't lose its light by enlightening another candle."
The 13th century Persian poet also said, “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there." And sometimes it is enough just to pray beside each other because as Rumi said, "When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”
Community of Humanity Blog (2014-2016) Kimberly Burnham, PhD
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques (Integrative Manual Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Acupressure, Reiki) and health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. in 2013. Kimberly Burnham is the managing editor of Inner Child Magazine and on the board of The United World Movement for Children. For a brain health coaching phone consultation or an appointment in Spokane, Washington contact Kimberly at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/ or email her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com.
A found poem is a poem crafted from the words of another—a quote from someone famous or words found on a scrap of paper written by someone unknown to the poet. A found poem can be teased out of the words of a friend or a colleague, occasionally a child. Sometime the words are written out in the same order as they are found, sometimes the order is changed, fine tuned, or adjusted. The words are changed, made the poet's own by what is taken and what is left behind. Choices are made and that makes all the difference.
Einstein's Peace, a Found Poem
Learn from yesterday
peace cannot be kept by force
achieve by understanding
Live for today
look deep into nature
do not stop questioning
hope for tomorrow's
will take you everywhere
Martin Luther King's Daybreak of Peace, a Found Poem
Starless midnight of racism and war
in the silence of good people
come here on different ships
Change the system
justice, love, peace
become a reality
in the bright daybreak of peace
the final word
Walk in the light of creativity
stand at times of challenge
work for our freedom
in the same boat now
Virginia Woolf's Peace Poetry, a Found Poem
You cannot find peace
by avoiding life
in every secret of a writer's soul
Language and poetry
friends and beauty
riot and extravagance
laughter and anguish
Cutting the heart asunder
value life more
Excepts from Year of the Poet August 2015 Volume
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Originally Posted in Our Community of Humanity at Inner Child Magazine
Sometimes we have to shift dimensions to see the connections and the tiny tendrils that reach across the walls and canyons. My kitchen table, for example, feels solid, a light blond wood that gives a deep solid tone when my knuckles rap on it. My hands feel solid, too. And I imagine this is what is real, the solid things in my life.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we talk about solid organs and hollow organs. The water elements, Kidney and Bladder, form a Ying and Yang pairing, the solid kidneys contrasting the hollow bladder but both are water elements associated with the color of deep lakes and cloudless skys and with creativity. While the kidneys and bladder are said to be the seat of the emotion fear, water is the most powerful element. It can move around any obstacle in its path without losing its essential nature. Water can, in time, dissolve the hardest mountain.
Is my hand really as solid as it seems? Is my body or my life as solid as it seems?
My hand as it pounds the table, solidly filled with carbon, oxygen, iron, and hydrogen. Molecules of water flowing through my veins, building walls full of carbon, iron, potassium, calcium, and more.
In that microscopic dimension I am a mass of vibrating particles, it can be hard to say where my hand ends and where the air begins. Does this molecule of carbon or calcium belong to my hand, the air or the table? When I reach my hand out to you, touching your skin, what is you and what is me?
It is here where electrons pop in and out of existence, that I am really connected to everything and nothing is real. One molecule is not more important than another, yet each one is vital to the continued existence of this world as we know it to be. It seems solid as we bump up against our reality.
The other day, I cycled past a turtle. I had to stop to look closely since I could only see the shell; the body was all pulled in and tucked away. A dog was farther down the trail and I wondered: where does the turtle's head begin? Where does the sniffing nose of chocolate Labrador retriever end? And if we don't even know where it all begins and ends, then why are we so afraid of the solid things in our life? We are all solid and vital and vibrating at such a rate as to make it impossible to distinguish at the edges when I end and you begin.
Aisles in the Brain
Millions of threads
wandering in and out
of time through
venturing forth weaving
unaware of the beauty
the fabric of connections
the aisle shaking
hands with someone
not so different
still eyes on the aisle
the wall, the canyon
sometimes missing the bridge
Just a thread
the barest hint of substance
a root from a seedling
water cracking open
seed matter reorganizing
a tiny tendril ventures forth
Across the path
a turtle wanders
pulling it all in
at the sound of a dog barking
immobilized by vibrations
words flowing across the network
the warmth of a cozy fire
a wintery aisle
life and food and water
the love of a child
nurturing the seed
the turtle and the dog
Till growing tall
a thick rope bridge
cradles the aisle
I reach across
enjoying the risks
no safety inside the shell
this community of humanity
The Love Writers, Kimberly Burnham, Shirley Kiefer, et al. (Jan 18, 2013). Valentine's Day Anthology, Poetry ... Prose & Stories of Love by The Love Writers Inner Child Press. ISBN: 0615756263 Poem: Kimberly Burnham pg 20 Red Juxtaposed
"... Red intertwined amongst the yellow and green, fabric woven with love, a gift from a friend ..." —Kimberly Burnham, pg 8 Red Juxtaposed in Valentine's Day Anthology, Poetry ... Prose & Stories of Love, The Love Writers with Inner Child Press (2013)
Patterns of red
the fabric of my heart.
Rough, red tongued puppy
born on a snowy day.
Book covering in red, white and orange
my chapter, "Fractals: Seeing the Patterns
in Our Existence."
Edges of red around Time,
news on the coffee table.
Across the pastel room
the hands of time tick
against a red background.
A brilliant green cycling jersey
covering the red of my heart,
the blue of my politics.
Beet red, "green" drink
brightens this February morning.
Red intertwined amongst the yellow and green
fabric woven with love,
a gift from a friend.
Bits of ribbon, a velvet book mark, a box of Goddess cards
stand as reminders of those I adore.
Red framing a beating Japanese character,
"Kokoro" at the heart of my mouse pad,
token of a far away land
where I served my tribe.
Tail lights, stop signs, whirling sirens
keeping my journey safe
as I unearth the colors in my life.
— Kimberly Burnham
Feature on the cover of the Inner Child Magazine (InnerChildMagazine.com) October 2014 and a published author, Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine) is an alternative medicine specialist focused on supporting people with Parkinson's disease, Huntington's ataxia, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, macular degeneration and other brain related issues. Her book, Parkinson's Alternatives is widely available. September, 2014, she presented on alternative medicine approaches to back and hip pain in Parkinson's disease at the Spokane Pain Conference. Kimberly is considered a world authority on Parkinson's disease treatments from the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She offers natural approaches to eliminate Parkinson's and nervous system symptoms. Her publications empower both people with brain disorders and those who love and care about them.
Kimberly is also a poet and contributes monthly to a book series by Inner Child Press entitled, The Year of The Poet from the Poetry Posse. In 2013 Kimberly bicycled over 3000 miles from Seattle to Washington, DC on the Hazon Cross USA bicycle ride in support of sustainable agriculture and food justice. She is currently working on a book of poetry about the adventure, The Journey Home, which will be published with the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group. An active social media expert, she is happy to connect on LinkedIn and elsewhere. She lives in Spokane, Washington.
With her partner, Elizabeth W. Goldstein and Ann White, Kimberly is editing an anthology published Fall, 2014: Music, Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers. Her essay focuses on her connection to the land and the natural environment. It looks at the song Adamah v'Shamayim (earth and sky).
Poet and author, Shirley Kiefer, turned 80 years old and then released her debut book, Love Among the God: Myths of Relationships. West Hartford, Connecticut resident, Shirley Kiefer brings feminist insight to ancient mythology. "It is especially important today with the global rise in violence towards women," says Kiefer, a long time educator, passionate about relationships and learning from literature.
Her books include: Love Among the Gods: Myths of Relationship by Shirley Kiefer (2014) published by the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group.
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