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The Poems for Doctors online poetry slam is now online!

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Beannacht/Blessing

Beannacht/Blessing

Online Poetry Competition

We are currently accepting submissions for our Online Poetry Competition
– open to staff, students or graduates of any Scottish Medical School.
First prize £250, entry is free.

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

This the last reading in the current season of Poems for Doctors.

‘Beannacht’ (in the title) is Irish Gaelic. If you’d like to listen to pronunciation(s), please check: https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/Blessing

Whatever your interest here – whether you’re a working in health care over the holiday season, or a patient or a relative worried about what happens next, or just a human caught up in some seasonal glancing, thinking back and peering ahead – this reading has something generous to offer.

Best wishes for a peaceful and Happy Christmas to all.

Season 3 : poem 7

Medical student Callum George reads Beannacht / Blessing by John O’Donohue.

Beannacht / Blessing

Rights for reprinting this poem here are pending, we hope to be able to add the text shortly.

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

Gift

Gift

Online Poetry Competition

We are currently accepting submissions for our Online Poetry Competition
– open to staff, students or graduates of any Scottish Medical School.
First prize £250, entry is free.

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 3 : poem 6

Medical student Armin Nazari reads Gift by Czesław Miłosz.

Gift

Rights for reprinting this poem here are pending, we hope to be able to add the text shortly.

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

Things

Things

Online Poetry Competition

We are currently accepting submissions for our Online Poetry Competition
– open to staff, students or graduates of any Scottish Medical School.
First prize £250, entry is free.

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 3 : poem 5

Medical student Rupert Clark reads Things by Fleur Adcock.

Things

Fleur Adcock

There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public.
There are worse things than these miniature betrayals,
committed or endured or suspected; there are worse things
than not being able to sleep for thinking about them.
It is 5 a.m. All the worse things come stalking in
and stand icily about the bed looking worse and worse and worse.

Rights: by permission of Bloodaxe Books

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

Lines for a Bookmark

Lines for a Bookmark

Online Poetry Competition

We are currently accepting submissions for our Online Poetry Competition
– open to staff, students or graduates of any Scottish Medical School.
First prize £250, entry is free.

This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 3 : poem 4

Medical student Joanne Igoli reads Lines for a Bookmark by Gael Turnbull

Lines for a Bookmark

Gael Turnbull

You who read…
May you seek
As you look;
May you keep
What you need;
May you care
What you choose;
And know here
In this book
Something strange,
Something sure,
That will change
You and be yours.

Rights: by permission of the author’s Estate

A moderated Facebook group hosts discussion for medics and others who would like to follow up on ideas arising from ‘Poems for Doctors’.

To ask to join, or add to the discussion if you are already a member, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/poemsfordoctors/

Season 1

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