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...

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...

Now I Become Myself

A poem by May Sarton – ‘Now I Become Myself’   Now I become myself,It’s taken time, many years and places,I’ve been dissolved and shaken,Worn other people’s faces,Now I become myself. Why is now the time to become yourself?Why is it...

Good fences make …

My friend and I were tossing around ideas from the morning news, and we came inevitably to the subject of walls. I recalled the old saying: ‘good fences make good neighbours’ He looked at me, confused, and asked, ‘where did that come from?’ Having grown up in Southern...

A Hattyú – The Swan

Szemléld a hattyút a víznél, és csodát láthatsz kibontakozni. A parton még ügyetlenül totyogott a víz felé, sután és elveszetten, egyensúlyából ki-kibillenve. A vízhez érve aztán egy pillanat alatt kiveszett belőle az esetlenség: hangtalanul átalakult higgadt...
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