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The Wild Lily Institute

About Emily

"Lend me your depth, I practice rituals . . ." - Emily Isaacson


Emily's poetry, novels, and other books, including her art book are for sale on this site. Isaacson is compiling a book of poetry in honor of this year's 150th anniversary bash for Canada. You can expect it later this year.



Where the robin red-breast made its nest,

there was a sweeping fence

overhung with subtle evergreen trees

beside the timeless garden of cornstalks,

spindles of beans,

and square strawberry leaves.


From Breathing Space, by Emily Isaacson

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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 color. When you write, draw from contrast to lend depth to your work.