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City of Roses By Emily Isaacson
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"To compose means to bind and to loose, to play an instrument is to learn and unlearn. One must quickly learn a new melody, and unlearn all intrinsic forces that would oppose it... There is a... More > safety in singing, and the night is not so fearsome when pierced by even one song.” Rose returns to Victoria from Bavaria after many years for the filming of a German movie about eating disorders. City of Roses is a successful eating disorder clinic housed in two mansions in Rockland. Maggie is its director and inspiration, holding a lamp to the miles of eating disorder victims that cross its threshold. Ebony is the daughter of the Velvets, who live on Eagle Mountain. She has lived a privileged life, until now. Her only fault was she believed there was good in everyone. Seeking after a family and community response to mental illness requires the understanding of a mind that can sing in darkness. This account, based on a true story, is a window into the human mind, mental illness, and the struggle for survival.< Less
Hours From A Convent By Emily Isaacson
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Who is the Madonna of the streets? She wanders without a home, yet has the image of the mother of God. She governs both healing and people without homes. This young woman with a heart for the child... More > of the street has caught the attention of a convent of nuns in Mission, British Columbia. She is illusive yet unforgettable, standing on the shore, disappearing into the woods. A nun of the convent has hidden her cloistered heart away, yet her visions of the Madonna bring her daily closer to the beloved. She has promised to leave her old life forever, taking us into the mystic divine. Her search for truth and authenticity takes us from the sacred moments of convent prayer, to the evening's beauty of an orchard grove, to the far reaches of Africa. Hours from A Convent is a book of hours for sacred meditation, with elements of both mystery and incarnation. Emily Isaacson, poet, captures again in a timeless way, the beauty of prayer, contemplation, and creation.< Less
Hours From A Convent By Emily Isaacson
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Who is the Madonna of the streets? She wanders without a home, yet has the image of the mother of God. She governs both healing and people without homes. This young woman with a heart for the child... More > of the street has caught the attention of a convent of nuns in Mission, British Columbia. She is illusive yet unforgettable, standing on the shore, disappearing into the woods. A nun of the convent has hidden her cloistered heart away, yet her visions of the Madonna bring her daily closer to the beloved. She has promised to leave her old life forever, taking us into the mystic divine. Her search for truth and authenticity takes us from the sacred moments of convent prayer, to the evening's beauty of an orchard grove, to the far reaches of Africa. Hours from A Convent is a book of hours for sacred meditation, with elements of both mystery and incarnation. Emily Isaacson, poet, captures again in a timeless way, the beauty of prayer, contemplation, and creation.< Less
Snowflake Princess By Emily Isaacson
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From the moment she was born, Ivory has always been her mother's Snowflake Princess. When her mother Ebony is kept in the hospital Ivory begins to realize that life is not what it seems. Ebony, a... More > young naturalist and poet, walked every day around Hayward Lake with the philosopher. She recorded the flora and fauna through her camera lens, exhibiting at the Kariton Gallery, selling her photography and supporting her husband's work as an English professor. Ivory's father, the philosopher, had been asking the deep questions of men and angels, and taking long walks around the lake with the naturalist as they conversed in poetry. When tragedy struck, they began to search both within and without for the Divine, redefining the meaning in suffering through poetry and symbolism. In this time of life-changing martyrdom, will the naturalist leave the Snowflake Princess and all she loves behind? Will there be an Ebony and Ivory gate into the spiritual realm?< Less
Snowflake Princess By Emily Isaacson
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From the moment she was born, Ivory has always been her mother's Snowflake Princess. When her mother Ebony is kept in the hospital Ivory begins to realize that life is not what it seems. Ebony, a... More > young naturalist and poet, walked every day around Hayward Lake with the philosopher. She recorded the flora and fauna through her camera lens, exhibiting at the Kariton Gallery, selling her photography and supporting her husband's work as an English professor. Ivory's father, the philosopher, had been asking the deep questions of men and angels, and taking long walks around the lake with the naturalist as they conversed in poetry. When tragedy struck, they began to search both within and without for the Divine, redefining the meaning in suffering through poetry and symbolism. In this time of life-changing martyrdom, will the naturalist leave the Snowflake Princess and all she loves behind? Will there be an Ebony and Ivory gate into the spiritual realm?< Less
The Blossom Jar By Emily Isaacson
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This small chapbook tells a story in verse of Nancy Green, a homeless woman standing in the street. She asked to tell her story. This moving account by poet and author Emily Isaacson reminds us of... More > what matters in this life and how precious humanity is to God.< Less
House of Rain By Emily Isaacson
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An artist transforms the burden of their solitude into art, and so Emily Isaacson does in poetry. Her accounts of nature, cultivation, childhood, and transcendence in House of Rain are lyrical and... More > riveting, providing a contrast from realism. Some dominant themes include the comparison of nature to human nature, while the naturalist and the philosopher converse back and forth using their home in the natural world as inspiration. Their insights and experiences of humanity and his habitat are woven into the text in postmodern verse. Emily Isaacson’s poetry actualizes silence throughout, the ability to quiet the soul in anticipation to receive from a higher source. Where we are in need of someone to take us by the hand into the realm of understanding, this she does with mirror-like tranquility. Her word painting of the natural world and the house in which she lives vow a deep solitude and serenity found only where modern society has left no footprint.< Less
House of Rain By Emily Isaacson
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An artist transforms the burden of their solitude into art, and so Emily Isaacson does in poetry. Her accounts of nature, cultivation, childhood, and transcendence in House of Rain are lyrical and... More > riveting, providing a break from realism. The naturalist and the philosopher converse back and forth using the natural world as inspiration, while their insights and experiences of humanity and his habitat are woven throughout in postmodern verse. Emily Isaacson’s poetry actualizes silence throughout, the ability to quiet the soul in anticipation to receive from a higher source. When we are in need of someone to take us by the hand into the realm of understanding, this she does with mirror-like tranquility. Her word painting of the natural world and the house in which she lives vow a deep solitude found only where modern society has left no footprint.< Less
Ignatia By Emily Isaacson
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Ignatia is a study of two prophets, Justice and Liberty. Written in prose-poetry, this journey takes them to study natural medicine at one of America’s top universities, and then as... More > missionaries to the Middle East and Israel. When they lose the one person they need the most, it seems the only thing left to do is try their wings and go it alone. As they travel from Turkey to Israel, the guidance of their hearts emanates and they do find a home in Jerusalem where they resume their teachings at the university there, and uncover a deeper meaning to the vocation of healer in the physician. Someday they will know the reason they came to Israel, but for now it is enough to spell out the emotion of this land. They cultivate an Israel that will know the Lord the way an olive tree knows its gardener.< Less
City of Roses By Emily Isaacson
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"To compose means to bind and to loose, to play an instrument is to learn and unlearn. One must quickly learn a new melody, and unlearn all intrinsic forces that would oppose it. There is a... More > safety in singing, and the night is not so fearsome when pierced by even one song.” Rose returns to Victoria from Bavaria after many years for the filming of a German movie about eating disorders. City of Roses is a successful eating disorder clinic housed in two mansions in Rockland. Maggie is its director and inspiration, holding a lamp to the miles of eating disorder victims that cross its threshold. Ebony is the daughter of the Velvets, who live on Eagle Mountain. She has lived a privileged life, until now. Her only fault was she believed there was good in everyone. Seeking after a family and community response to mental illness requires the understanding of a mind that can sing in darkness. This account, based on a true story, is a window into the human mind, mental illness, and the struggle for survival.< Less