E M I L Y  I S A A C S O N,  M E D I C I N E  W O M A N

Prayer For My Countrymen

I.

I pray for all my countrymen

who have refused to stay silent anymore—may they stand tall

on behalf of their country,

for dark times

have come to many on earth.

They might weep if they were

not proud,

and might bow to evil if they

could not resist.


So stand, the resistance,

for you are not victims anymore,

but harbingers

of the last prophecy.

Once my sweat trickled in the dust like liquid silver,

and it was enough to embrace

poverty and hard work—

but now, we are after the treasure

we seek.


--Emily Isaacson, Snowflake Princess

How does a postmodernist respond?

Post-modernist thought is an intentional departure from 'modern' scientific mentality developed during the Enlightenment. For post­modernists, 'modernism' began in the seventeenth century and ended sometime between 1945 and the present. Modernism was characterized by the ascendancy of science and reason as means for both understanding and explaining the world.


It was often associated with identity, unity, authority, and certainty, while post-modernism is often associated with difference, separation, textuality, and scepticism. On the other hand, if one associates modernity with the rise and globalization of capitalism, and accepts that this phenomenon is itself a form of cultural and economic imperialism, then post-modernism can be represented as having radical potential in the attempt to formulate a defense of difference.


Post-modernist writers respond to perceived failures of rational and scientific approaches to economics, politics, society, and morality to ensure progress. They especially cite failures of theories like Marxism, utilitarianism, and Freudianism. Post-modernism is open to the charges both of relativism and conservatism. Relativism, because, if all that we have access to are local knowledge’s, practices, and so on, we can have no justifiable reason to judge other localities and their practices.


Conservatism, because if we cannot judge even our own localities (institutions, practices, societies, etc.) in the light of standards or principles external to them, it is unclear what justification we could ever have for changing them. 

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Emily Isaacson opened her private practice 15 years ago in Greater Vancouver and now lives and works in the Fraser Valley. She is a gifted speaker and healer and thrives on helping people with their health from a nutritional perspective. 


Emily currently works at Choices Market as a Wellness Consultant and Certified Health Coach. Come in and see her in the Fraser Valley for strategies on how to improve your immune system, and what supplements to take to benefit your health now!

                                                Photographs of Fish Trap Creek by Emily Isaacson

Poet and Author

 [Photo credit Shaylin Thulin]

For over a decade we have been sending out Christmas cards and yearly news to our friends, family, and fans of Emily Isaacson. It is one of our main goals of the holiday to connect with you all.

We yearly keep in contact with the 11 Stó:lō Nations and their chiefs. Emily Isaacson's book A Familiar Shore about aboriginal healing has been well received from Stó:lō professors at UFV to native homeless youth. The book was launched at The Reach Gallery Museum in conjunction with the exhibit on colonialism. Emily's websites to return the First Nations people to the roots of natural healing have received hundreds of thousands of visitors, and are making First Nations rights to aboriginal medicine a priority.

Emily Isaacson’s websites have attracted almost 1.5 million visits since 2006. Her poetry has touched the hearts of millions around the globe. If you have read a poem that is meaningful to you, please contact us at the WLI and share your endorsement of our message of healing.

The Wild Lily Institute

The philosophy of the Wild Lily is kindness.

Be kind to those who love you.

Be kind to those who don't understand you. . .  

The Wild lily Vision

Bringing Poetry to Life with

Multimedia Since 2005 

Visit Emily's free poetry blogs here.

Watch our YouTube poetry videos here.

 Although poetry is unlike desert,

and prose is like the main course,

dive into some poetry this month

and taste its sweetness.

Own the Poetry Yourself

Hallmark

by Emily Isaacson  

The year patriotism reigned. . .

Released in 2017!

What is a Wild Lily?

Emily Carr wrote in her books about the fields of wild lilies in early British Columbia. If you are wondering what a wild lily is, well it refers in this case to any earth-bound lily in contrast to the gilded lily or fleur-de-lis.

Poetry Quote​

Butterfly Tears

I once said I love you

and that love remains;

constant through years,

the blood in my veins.

I never will leave you,

be I poor or of wealth,

as the sun crosses the sky,

without guile, without stealth.

And though the ashes remain of our years,

they are sacred because of our butterfly tears.

--Emily Isaacson

Victoriana

The Lion and the Unicorn Tapestry Series

Since 2006, this multimedia special has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Isaacson's Hourglass 

Isaacson's Hourglass poetry

of the United Kingdom,

is emblazoned with its symbols,

character and resonance.

Written by Emily Isaacson,

it is poetry from her book

Victoriana.

Isaacson's Hourglass details the

poetry of a waning empire,

on the verge of transformation.

Over A Million Visits . . .

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Over 1 million visits

to Wild Lily sites.