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Poetry and Medicine
January 1, 2014


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  • 1Wheaton, Illinois

Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA. 2014;311(1):96. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.236684

       Like cupped hands,
     dark caves, or the dome
    of sky, bells give and take
     the gift of space, holding
   in their mouths the wordless
     language of resonance.

    How would their tongues utter
 lamentation or joy, funeral or wedding,
   if not for the space that welcomes
    breathless echoes and eschews
  the claustrophobia of muffled things.

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