Why a doctor writes poetry

So I’m a 50 something wife, mum, and physician currently in general practice. I write because writing to me feels like living. I write when things are hard because strong emotions almost write themselves. I also write about the happy and astounding or...

A wintry reflection for 100 degree August days…

Running with JoyI’ve never seen eyes so blue. On someone else they would have been disarming, alarming even. But on her, they fit. Gazing at me, through me, beyond me at the same time, speaking to me without saying a word.She was a husky bitch. Literally. Three...

Enterprising stillness

Three small wooden vessels bobbed in the museum ‘harbour’ at the seaside town in southern Spain from where Columbus’ first expedition set sail. The quest: to find a way a-r-o-u-n-d the world while discovering new lands and riches. Replicas of ‘The...

Faith is …

János Pilinszky, one of the most important Hungarian poets of the 20th century, defined faith as “intensely refined vision”.  It’s what Bach had, he said, that enabled him to produce such brilliant music.  What Bach imagined inwardly, he realised...
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