Biography of Lewis MehlMadrona
Born near the coal fields,
in a small college town,
with clean hands and tablecloths
small Baptist college
where grandmother worked
at the Boone Tavern
and mother quilted her way through school.
Blended like all mountain country folk
blue grass Cherokee bandstand
sweat lodges and Bibles;
It's all mixed up and I've been
that way ever since.
Lewis MehlMadrona's Works:
Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native America
Coyote Healing: Miracles of Native America
Coyote Wisdom: the power of story
Narrative Medicine: the role of history and story in healing
Healing the Mind through the Power of Story: the Promise of Narrative Psychiatry
Spirits Took On Skins
Some spirits took on skins
Spirits wondered what skins to take
One became wolf and opened its eyes
to big teeth.
Eventually wolf became a leader and
lived alongside the humans.