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

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