Tag: illness

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by Pauline Prior-Pitt
Let me not be tempted / to talk incessantly about my illnesses; / the love of rehearsing them has become too sweet. / / And more...
by Bob Hicock
Chairs move by themselves, and books. / Grandchildren visit, stand / new and nameless, their faces' puzzles / missing pieces. She's like a fish / / in deep ocean,...
by Elspeth Murray
This is bad enough / So please … / / Don’t give me / gobbledegook. / / Don’t give me / pages and dense pages / and / “this leaflet aims to explain …...
by Diana Hendry
Lord, when I’m speechless / when something – not just sorrow / but under that – a dull, numb, nameless dreich / about the heart I...
by Sarah Broom
the curtain’s beige and orange checks / do nothing to divide us / / when her drip beeps I think it’s mine / / when she hears the...
by John O'Donohue
For Josie, my mother / / On the day when / the weight deadens / on your shoulders / and you stumble, / may the clay dance / to balance you. / / And when your...
by Glenn Colquhoun
10. A note of warning to patients when all else fails / / Sometimes the needle is too blunt. / The stethoscope is too quiet. / The...
by Michael Rosen
for the 60th anniversary of the NHS / / These are the hands / That touch us first / Feel your head / Find the pulse / And make your bed. / / These...
by Valerie Gillies
No-one else sees me / drowning in the white wave / sprinkled with a terrible salt / / invasive lobular carcinoma / is difficult to identify / / but you take one...
by Douglas Dunn
We went to Leeds for a second opinion. / After her name was called, / I waited among the apparently well / And those with bandaged...
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