Listening Land

The threads of your life, you have sewn patches on patches You sew and so, Your tapestry hung for me to beat A request for a miracle, a whirl of tailoring required Yet my habit has been to observe Not impale my pins upon your colours You, and the thundering others, A stampede at times,…
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Why doctors should write poems

Hilton Koppe is a genial Australian GP whose talent for engaging an audience can be judged by the fact that he can cajole Aussie orthopods to write poetry. His thesis is that we spend our lives writing down patients’ stories, but are not encouraged to reflect on them or allowed to admit our emotional involvement.…
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