Janine Canan


  NASA credits provided at the end of the movie.                                                                                                                      

You are the living Goddess
and I bow to You.

All the crickets chant OM
and the moon glows.

Time lies down
in the corpse pose.

And the night births
hundreds of thousands of galaxies.

You are the Mystery
without question or answer.

And we are the inevitable
explosion of Awe.

Copyright  © 2013 Janine Canan


The Woman in the Moon
NASA moon photo

"Time Lies Down in the Corpse Pose"

Janine Word Star
Nasa Moon Photo

Janine with the Bipolar Star Forming Region
NASA Hubble Galaxy Photo


Janine Canan is the author of 20 books including the award-winning anthologies, Messages from Amma and She Rises like the Sun; acclaimed translations of Francis Jammes and Else Lasker-Schüler; illustrated storybooks, Journeys with Justine and Walk Now in Beauty; a collection of essays, Goddesses Goddesses;  and poetry including NEA grant-recipient Of Your Seed and, most recently, Ardor: Poems of Life. Janine lives in California’s Valley of the Moon, graduated from Stanford cum laude and NYU School of Medicine, and is a psychiatrist and consultant for Indian humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi. Please visit her at JanineCanan.com.