A Quote by Audre Lorde on birthing

My legs were towers between which
A new world was passing.

Audre Lorde

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 69 (Now That I Am Forever...)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on art and birthing

I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, "Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me."

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on birthing and patience

Everything is gestation and then birthing.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 23

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on surrender, transformation, and birthing

Roar, Lion of the Heart, and tear me open!

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Illuminated Rumi (Coleman Barks translation), p. 45

Contributed by: Court

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