Where We Come From

Vita Poetica Journal publishes creative work with a spiritual inspiration. I am delighted that they chose my poem ”Where We Come From” for inclusion in their summer quarterly.

My poem is part recipe/part prayer/part memoir. It begins with instructions for making paneer, a kind of Indian cottage cheese. When I was in India a few years ago, I added paneer to my cheese-making repertoire. For some time now, I’ve found soft cheese and yogurt making to be very contemplative. The stirring, the steam, the smell of warm milk….

If you are in need of some inner peace these days, you might try making paneer.

Or maybe just read the poem https://www.vitapoetica.org/poetry

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Gabriella Brand

Gabriella Brand is a writer, adventurer, and educational consultant. She can't stop teaching and learning foreign languages. She would like to walk on all the continents (three more to go!). Her husband is extremely patient and her children are, fortunately, all grown up.

5 thoughts on “Where We Come From”

  1. Beautiful, Gabriella, thank you!!! Love hearing it as well as reading it… Love your weaving of birth and giving birth with the making of the cheese, connected by the milk — yes, recipe/prayer/memoir… a beautiful spot in my day…. Debbie


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