Maria Magdalena Biela


The Wounded Healer - Poem by Maria Magdalena Biela

This humanity

blinded

by consumerism,

envy,

ignorance,

bigotry,

selfishness,

greediness,

this blind and deaf

humanity is

addicted to

abused words

and needs

a white cane,

to help it

find

the path.

So, I

collect words.

Used,

broken,

senseless,

dying,

barely breathing,

scared,

vintage words.

Who

out of mercy

will revive

the

single

essential

word

that will be

the white cane

to save

our

humanity?

Say it!

Topic(s) of this poem: words


Comments about The Wounded Healer by Maria Magdalena Biela

  • Daniel Brick (6/6/2017 6:37:00 AM)


    Your format is so open that each word has a chance to breathe, live, become more than itself. And so the poem is a living thing, a being namely the wounded healer, who is helping others even though he or she needs help, or a person who so identifies with the wounded that he or she has internalized the very wound being treated. OR perhaps the healer is wounded because s/he was careless, or succumbed to temptation. The classic case in literature is AMFORTAS, the healer who is too sick to perform his duties, s/he must humble themself to receive
    rather than give service. Humility is a hard lesson for a proud person to learn: PULL DOWN THY VANITY, I SAY,
    PULL DOWN, wrote Ezra Pound, including himself among the repentent sinners. // Your poem is one of radical HOPE: there is healing, there will be a rescue, we have the redemptive word. Time will unfold these things, not Eternity - time, the reality in which we have our human being. Kelly's suggestions of peace and/or love are just fine, but I would add a third - COMPASSION - (quoting Wagner's PARSIFAL) WAIT FOR THE ONE WHO IS CHOSEN: THE BLAMELESS FOOL, MADE WISE THROUGH PITY
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  • (9/25/2015 12:08:00 PM)


    Only left for me is to agree with the wisdom of Mr. Kelly Kurt.
    Thank you for the poem.-10
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    Magdalena Biela Magdalena Biela (5/26/2017 10:23:00 AM)

    Thank you with my whole heart!

  • Kelly Kurt (4/1/2015 11:52:00 AM)


    I think the word should either be peace or love. Thank you for sharing your poem, Maria. (Report) Reply

    Magdalena Biela Magdalena Biela (4/1/2015 2:08:00 PM)

    Thank you for being one of those who try to save so wonderfully the Word! Indeed, peace, love...This is the challenge of our times: save the honour of the WORD!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, April 3, 2015


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