Joan Myles has always been a child of wonder as well as a spiritual
seeker. When she lost her sight at the age of 12, these qualities and
writing poetry saved her from despair. And once she lost her sight, Joan’s spiritual seeking took on a deeper, richer dimension. No longer
was Divinity somewhere out there, hovering just out of reach. She feels God is Present, merely a whisper away, a breath, a sigh, a longing inside
each of us, an expression of wonder and delight and most emphatically, Love.
Joan earned a BA in elementary Education, a Master’s in Jewish
Studies, and spent 15 years teaching Hebrew and Judaics to third
through 6th graders. During that time, she also founded Yismehu, a
non-profit organization which provided free Jewish learning to blind
students nationwide via distance learning, and served as both textbook
developer and instructor for 7 years.
Joan and her husband raised four children together, and currently live
in Oregon, where she continues to delight in the wonders of Life
Divine, and in the magic of words.
Joan’s books include: One with Willows, One Glittering Wing, and One Goes to the Sea.
Joan is delighted to hear from readers!
15 thoughts on “About Joan Myles”
Hello from me from Down under Brisbane. Just came across your site. I too love poetry 😀
Welcome, thank you for reading!
I found your site today and just love it. Your poetry is so lovely. Your “About Me’ comment is precious.
Thank you for reading, I look forward to your input!
I love Oregon! The sis and I had driven through there just once and thought the countryside and city were the most beautiful of all the states we had driven through before.
Delighted to find you here…hope you will share your thoughts and insights as we travel together!
Its good to meet you. I lost the majority of my eyesight at 18-months-old due to a blood clot on the brain and get around with the help of my brindle lab/retriever Trigger. I can see outlines of objects but not their details so, for example I discern the shape of a person but not whether I know them (unless they speak). Best wishes – Kevin
Greetings, Kevin, I’m happy to meet you and look forward to hearing your thoughts about what youfind here. And I’ll be sure to check out your writing as well.
Joan, I’ve been running into your name and work for a while now, and thought it was time to follow and introduce myself. I was born legally blind with RP, and lost all but a blur of vision over the years. I too am an author. Blessings to you in your work.
So happy to meet you, Donna. I look forward to learning more about you as our journey together continues. Blessings and sweetness to you!
I did wonder about the wine! Glad you had it with the cheese sandwiches — and I am so happy to have begun reading your blog!
So delighted to have your company on this journey! *children singing*
A new follower here. I love your site. Keep blessing us with your beautiful poetry. Love from Southern Taiwan. ❤
Delighted to welcome you, to exchange thoughts and insights on this journey, blessings and sweetness to you, new friend! *smiling heart*