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poetry of Emily Isaacson

Reviews and Endorsements

Praise for The Fleur-de-lis . . .

The Fleur-de-lis is such a testament to living in Canada among the diversity, heritage and culture. Emily Isaacson's writing is vivid, imaginative and a joy to experience. Her words literally unfold in a landscape of luxury for the senses, that expands a lifetime of terrain in a glorious pursuit of endless destinations. It is a must read for the sheer enlightenment.

Tracy Repchuk

    President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets

Praise for House of Rain . . .

Having just discovered Emily Isaacson’s work, I can truthfully say I am now a fan for life! Emily is a wordsmith who captures emotion with her pen as an artist captures colour with her brush. Her poems stirred my heart and caused me to stop and ponder. And isn’t that what poetry should do…

Lianna Klassen

   Singer, Songwriter

Praise for Hours From A Convent . . .

This empathetic, inspired author steps into the humble place of the convent, dons their clothes and feels what it is to walk amongst the poor. Emily Isaacson, in Hours From A Convent, takes you to the depths of the Poor Clare Nuns' spirituality as they reach out to the wounds of the lonely and brokenhearted. This is a journey of compassion in poetic form well worth pondering.

Della Headley, counsellor and speaker

   Director of the Listening Prayer Community

Praise for Snowflake Princess . . .

Taking the painful tragedies of life and turning them into triumph, Emily Isaacson's colorful words dance off the pages and fill your heart with healing better than any physician.

Preston Bailey, Ph.D. Psychologist

Praise for A Familiar Shore . . .

This lyrical mythic collection with its motif of healing and nurturing will transport you to places you have never been, in the company of surprising characters and creatures.

Violet Nesdoly

   Author of Destiny's Hands

Praise for Victoriana . . .

Victoriana is superb! A gift for the heart to ponder . . .

Brayden Sawatzky, President of the Fraser Valley Poets Society

  Author of A Breath of Light!

Praise for The Blossom Jar . . .

I found The Blossom Jar very moving. I liked the premise of the work (and was very touched that Shoalwan had inspired you) and your linking this theme with a particular story of homelessness.

Lyndal Osborne, artist 

Praise for Hallmark . . .

As St Clare was a light in her century, we pray the same for Emily as her poetic talent illumines our century and anniversary year.

Sister Claire Marie Blondin, osc

    Monastery of St. Clare 

Praise for Odes . . .

Emily’s collection contains short but beautifully written odes. It’s a book that you can finish in one sitting. I highly recommend it to readers who love literature and poetry in particular. This one’s a good homage to trees and it reminds us of the sacred bonds between trees and people. Overall, I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars for the author’s complete manifestation of love and devotion to trees, and for bringing out the beauty and essence of each type.

—Shey Saints, reviewer

Review of the Fleur-de-lis

altThe Fleur-de-lis is a collection of the poetry of Emily Isaacson in three volumes and is composed of five sections. The Laurel Wreath contains 222 poems in 22 parts. The Lion and The Unicorn features narrative poetry and the myth of Aurias, and Ethan, who marry and have four children: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.  Opheus, a young knight intent on avenging his mother’s death,  eventually escapes the dungeon of an evil castle where a hag keeps him imprisoned, and imparts a healing gift to raise the dead.

The Oracle has reminiscence of the early painters and their works, both ethereal and transcendent. The Black Swan  authentically visits the history of the monarch and makes a case that the Prince should have his head on the coin as reminiscent of the gift of spiritual touch. In Libertine, Emily invites us through the back streets of old antique stores and reminisces of more haunting and meaningful times.

Isaacson is a lyricist with a whimsical bent to travel the unknown, and with an undiluted quill and ink, she keeps the reader in question as to the eventual destination until “India Passage”. Her verse resonates of the splendour of nature, journeyings and antiquity.

Emily Isaacson’s stylized work has an honest romanticism of royalty and is dedicated to Prince William. She weaves many fine threads through her work of the theme, and indoctrinates the reader with love of home and hearth, stars and Northern nights, riveting her audience with a great selection of classic literature.

                        --Sponsored Review

Wild Lilies

Emily Carr used to write 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. Your soul is like a prism issuing a rainbow of colour. When you write, draw from contrast to lend depth to your work.