Maria Magdalena Biela

The Wounded Healer - Poem by Maria Magdalena Biela

This humanity


by consumerism,






this blind and deaf

humanity is

addicted to

abused words

and needs

a white cane,

to help it


the path.

So, I

collect words.





barely breathing,


vintage words.


out of mercy

will revive





that will be

the white cane

to save



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 (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 (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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