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My Writings 

This is a collection of poetry, some published and others only available here. Join me in exploring in a beginning,  a translation of the first 28 verses of Genesis. There is only one published version by a female translator. Please note this is an unpublished manuscript.

I have also written for the Green Fire Times.

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On Living

I live next to a cemetery

But who’s living, who’s dead?

 

Our way in the world is not

only catalyzed by sitting or lying down.

 

Maybe there’s a party in there!

Laughter beyond the Heights

 

I wonder in my mind, what is quiet or still?

Remember the flavor of change

 

You don’t need to wait for the sunrise to sing

By Lisa Batya Friedland. Published by Academy of Heart and Mind

Become the Landscape

When you become the landscape,

you sit here quietly, peacefully, serenely, joyfully.

Not a joy that’s a feeling,

like an emotion or something

A peaceful joy

that’s in the pulse of the rivers and sinews

The red and blue of veins

interchanging all over the place - happily.

By Lisa Batya Friedland. Published by Academy of Heart and Mind

in a beginning


by Lisa B. Friedland

in a beginning is a translation of the first 28 verses of Genesis. There is only 1 previously known published version by a female translator.
Please note this is an unpublished manuscript.

in a beginning
Elohim created
the Skies & the Earth

the Earth was Tohoo&Vohoo
and dark

on the face of the deep

 

and Spirit of Elohim spirited
on the face
of the Waters

 

Elohim said
Light, become!
and Light became

 

Elohim saw the Light: It’s good!
and Elohim distinguished
between the light and the dark

 

Elohim called the Light day

© Lisa B. Friedland 2018
All Rights Reserved.

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