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Poetry and Medicine
March 11, 2009

Therapeutic Triptych

Author Affiliations
 

Poetry and Medicine Section Editor: Charlene Breedlove, Associate Editor. Poems may be submitted to jamapoems@jama-archives.org.

JAMA. 2009;301(10):1002. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.209

Willow
boughs caress water,
long little roots delve dark soil,
bark quenches fever.
Foxglove
purple bells jingle
on lilting summer currents,
tired hearts beat on.
Belladonna
berries, black, small, sweet
nestle in green star saucers,
dark eyes dilate.

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