Give us this day | Tureeda Mikell
Give us this day our daily bread Eternally fed in wombs Entombed in holy rooms Where ovum in oven rise With the breath of life And genetic keys are recipes To what we be Give us this day our daily bread Words authored by mother tongues wed Beams of light Flight of ships Holy waters seas-of-men Sail and swim ashore and Bring forth trees of life Give us this day our daily bread Posterity for heredity said Give light for lives For blood in bone made wise Toned by life Fed eyes and ears To hear and fear no one Eat for strength everyday Earth water winds and sun and Give us this day our daily bread We carry the sacred bowls and are fed The rain bows be us The breath of life seize us And gives us this day Our daily bread Bread of heaven, bread of heaven Feed us ‘til we want no more!
Tureeda ‘Ture Ade’ Mikell, Story Medicine Woman, award winning poet published nationally and internationally, Qigong healer, workshop leader, storyteller, lyricist, performance artist, astrologer, and Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultant Fellow, ’96; is an activist for holism. She has published over 70, CA Poets in the Schools student anthologies since 1989 throughout 5 Bay Area school districts, and perform storytelling in schools, libraries, and universities, public and private events including the National Association of Black Storytellers, Lawrence Hall and Golden Gate Academy of Sciences, MoAD, Museum of the African Diaspora, Randall and Oakland Museums, and was featured poet/storyteller for The Black Panther’s 50th Anniversary, Octavia Butler’s 70th Birthday, and an Eth-Noh-Tec Nu Wa delegate as poet/storyteller in Beijing, China in collaboration with the University of Beijing in 2018. And most recent performance was for the deYoung Museum’s Soul of a Nation, February 2020.
Her book, ‘Synchronicity: The Oracle of Sun Medicine’, was published by Nomadic Press in February 2020.
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