Auckland midwife, Luise Brandt, composed Ode to the Surge to celebrate the International day of the Midwife. Here it is performed by a group of Auckland midwives at a Regional Meeting on the 6th of May 2014.
May the sun shine fully
On her burgeoning belly
May she bear down boldly in time
May her babe emerge on the forthcoming surge
May the waves of love guide the way
For every woman needs a midwife needs a
Woman needs a midwife needs a woman needs a
For birth to be born.