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Poetry and Medicine
January 6, 2010

For Wallace Stevens

Author Affiliations

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

JAMA. 2010;303(1):14. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1867

Go deep
into the heart,
with a fine probe
the arteries and veins
until, like Wallace Stevens,
you find
“what will suffice.”
Don't take no for an answer
until you find the answer.

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