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Poetry and Medicine
August 25, 2015


Author Affiliations
  • 1Newton, Massachusetts
JAMA. 2015;314(8):838. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6697

Streaks of blue above the treetops
and brightening white clouds
beneath the heavier still windless grays
in this tilt to longer light already under way
together with a shift of knowing
stirred as endless color
in this window patch of sky.
And in my lungs a space of knowing named at last,
which like the changed sky, forever changing,
subtle as the light of so much more to know remaining.

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