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There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.

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Among many midwives the child is lost.

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Billy Wilder

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.

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Do not abuse midwives while child-bearing continues.

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I was not the midwife of the Law School, but its fraternal twin.

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Johannes Kepler

Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.

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The midwife should have cut his throat rather than his navel.

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The Duties

Do not touch her,
She is man's wife;
Do not touch him,
He is a woman's husband;
With the integrity of my heart to write this poem,
Like the duties of a midwife.

Of a papyrus basket coated with tar and pitch,
Of Pithom and Rameses;
But action speaks louder than words.

Paradise awaits you and i am the open land for you,
But my love is an open book to the whole world!
Of the dowry,
Of the bride price,
Try to be as i am;
Like the duties of the midwives with a view to all mankind.

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Why didn't the midwife, who cut your naval string, cut your head instead?

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James Brown

I was stillborn. The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone. I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again, 'cause my body was still warm. The Good Lord brought me back.

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A New Life

The midwife
Together with my wife
Strove to bring us a life
(A new life)
To care for our lives
After our strife.

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Like a midwife, I make my living bringing new babies into the world, except that mine are new advertising campaigns.

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Eric Hoffer

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

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Old Town Types No. 12 - Mrs Munn, The Nurse

Mrs Munn, the midwife - Mother Munn they called her
Wallowed in the world's woes; sickness ne'er appalled her.
She spared no grisly detail as she gossipped on apace,
When - 'Me an' Doctor Littlejohn, my dear, is on a case,'
For - 'Me an' Doctor Littlejohn has awful much to do;
An' some is doin' poorly, but we 'opes to pull 'em thro','
Says Mrs Munn, the town's nurse, short and gingham gowned,
Five feet two in height and four feet around.

Mrs Munn, the midwife toddles down the street,
Telling secrets, dropping hints to friends that she may meet.
'To see the state of 'er, my dear! You 'ardly would believe;
But me an' Doctor Littlejohn ain't easy to deceive.
Gets 'er likker unbeknownst! 'Usband? he don't see.
An' she says it's indigestion, but - you can't tell me!
I knows the signs,' says Mrs Munn, with nods and winks profound
Five feet two of her and four feet around.

Mrs Munn, the midwife no laundered cap;
A black, bugled bonnet and an old print wrap

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Donkor

Making waves,
Making history,
Making love;
Like a new born baby with the placenta and the umbilical cord.

Donkor, i am the midwife living next door;
And like the 'Club of Babylon',
I am here to educate you and the general public.

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Born Writer

the midwife was shocked
her mother could not believe it
when he was born
his tiny fingers came with a pen
and a paper
and instead of giving the first cry
of the little baby
he dictated to those who are shocked
his name and his ambition
his next poem
and his latest novel

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Story of An Unknown World

Peering down from the bed,
I see the carpeting below,
I see it burst with life aglow.
Unfurling before me, a mighty sea,
telling a world unknown's history,
of how it began.
On the sea was put a ban.
As midwives of the sea,
the winds upon the knees,
pulled apart the womb,
and the land they saw bloom.

Teeming with emptiness,
shouting with happiness,
born in the tumult of a fracas,
between forces higher,
and forces within
such land was set to last
and it's face was wizened fast.
The sea like a gourmand feasted

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Hard Crossing

Where is that daunting monster
Boogie man in life’s shadow
Master mentor and concierge
Whose touch I’ve come to know

To you I’ll waste no breath
Beauty is not long and septic
My daunting docent of death
Midwife to misery work quick

What small dignities remain
Strung of vomiting seconds
Cultures a pearl of great pain
To ferry a man of no direction

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The Best Teacher

the best teacher is the midwife

she helps you
give birth to ideas

she eases the pain
she wipes the blood
she takes the baby
from you
yet you know that
everything is safe and sound

you hear you baby cry
as she raises him
invertedly up
against the sky

then she leaves
in tiptoeing silence
as you sleep soundly again

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Men In Black Dresses

Led by “Black Pope” AKA “The General”
Wields more power than the “White Pope”
A shadowy figure, that’s wickedly venerable
Church “Hatchet man” and true misanthrope

Women were denied the Jesuit priesthood
God was reserved for men in black dresses
“You’ll serve as Nuns; for your own good,
We’ll need you to clean up church messes”

Jesuits responsible for “Medieval Inquisition”
Tortured, burned countless women as witches
Sold “Indulgences” to the rich, for absolution
“Kill all healers, midwives they’re just bitches”

Justice soon visits men in black or white dresses
God too, has a way of cleaning up man’s messes


“Beware of ravenous wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing”

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