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The New Colossus


"Give me your tired, your poor,

your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me:

I lift my lamp beside the golden door."


— Emma Lazarus, 1883

July: Featuring Emma Lazarus . . .

Emma Lazarus's famous lines captured the nation's imagination and continues to shape the way we think about immigration and freedom today. Written in 1883, her celebrated poem, "The New Colossus," is engraved on a plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Over the years, the sonnet has become part of American culture, inspiring everything from an Irving Berlin show tune to a call for immigrants' rights.


One of the first successful Jewish American authors, Lazarus was part of the late nineteenth century New York literary elite and was recognized in her day as an important American poet. In her later years, she wrote bold, powerful poetry and essays protesting the rise of antisemitism and arguing for Russian immigrants' rights. She called on Jews to unite and create a homeland in Palestine before the title Zionist had even been coined.


As a Jewish American woman, Emma Lazarus faced the challenge of belonging to two often conflicting worlds. As a woman she dealt with unequal treatment in both. The difficult experiences lent power and depth to her work. At the same time, her complicated identity has obscured her place in American culture.


(Source: https://jwa.org/womenofvalor/lazarus)


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The Fleur-de-lis

What is Emily Isaacson's claim to fame?

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She was chosen to write the sacred manuscript of The Fleur-de-lis to commemorate the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.  

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This historical book of Canadiana literature contained over 800 poems in English and French and was published in three volumes. 

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Not only that,  it was her first real publication of her work, and took her over 5 years to complete. She claims this divine invitation was given to her by God and that it is a prophetic and anointed work.  

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Quote . . .

  "But she lives; for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; 

   they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh."  


                  -- Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own 

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ISAACSON's Complete Works

What is length of the complete works?

Isaacson's complete works includes over 1550 poems in chronological order, ranging from age 13 to her most recent unpublished works. The book is at present approximately 1,100 pages.


We are taking offers from publishers at this time, although the book publication may go to the highest bidder who is a traditional publisher.


Poetry from ages past. . . 

                                          


  Visit the medieval clothing store Armstreet:  Chess Queen


Women In Art:  Exhibited now by the Abbotsford Arts Council 

see Emily Isaacson's photographic art  here.

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Photograph Hayward Lake by Emily Isaacson



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What of the very dust of the earth when it is brittle and dry?

Could we not repent and our tears soak from

the sky, making wells in the desert.


--Emily Isaacson, A Familiar Shore


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She predicted how to survive the recession,

on your creativity, colour, and romance . . .

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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

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.


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Toward the replanting of a land—

once deserted, cold, and barren, still;

now citrus, and the olive, myrtle stand,

our pride in the distance, through the hills

spilling fine perfume and virgin oil.

Early songs still rise from temple mount

amid the prayers, centuries old toil.


--Emily Isaacson, The Replanting

House of Rain


         And a highway will be there;

it will be called the Way of Holiness;

it will be for those who walk on that Way.

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Isaiah  35:8  (NIV)

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