Writing It Out: Palliative Care and Poetry

Comments (2)

Comment Feed

Ooops, all the lines fell out

Ooops, all the lines fell out of the above poem when I posted it.

Arnold Porter more than 5 years ago

This is an interesting

This is an interesting artlcle. As a hospice counsellor who writes poetry, I am interested in your project and to its applicability to our work here at Victoria Hospice. Perhaps you could tell me whaty the two assignments you offer your patients are (besides the offer to write a poem for them? Thank you for your help

Here's a poem of mine so you can see what I'm doing. Arnold

A THOUSAND

A thousand houses,
A thousand trinkets:
Paintings, knickknacks, Christmas cards,
Pictures of family, of kids growing up,
A thousand beds,
A thousand families,
Sons, Daughters, Husbands, Wives,
Caring, distraught, laughing, crying,
Counting time in days,
As sunlight comes and goes
Across the carpets
Across the walls,
As the moon and street lamps
Shine in the windows.
A thousand pill bottles
A thousand bouquets
A thousand injections
As a thousand actors take their bow and
—in their own way—
Leave this stage.


A. Porter

Arnold Porter more than 5 years ago

ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Now that the lack of a serial comma in a state law has famously caused an appeals court in Maine, USA, to rule against a large company—potentially leading to a multimillion-dollar large settlement—do you stand by your policy of omitting that comma?

—Judy in Port Moody (BC) (seriously)

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

---
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH GEIST

---
EMAIL
FIRST NAME
LAST NAME
PROVINCE



NUB ad
Geist Gallery


Submission Guidelines      Newsstands      The Geist Atlas of Canada      About Geist      Volunteer      Advertise     

Built with Metro Publisher™