Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

Haiku + Tanka, Haibun, Rengay, Shahai, & More



. . . counting backwards

into oblivion

Published in Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine, 12/19/20.

Every Friday, Pulse publishes and emails a first-person story or poem, together with a visual image or haiku, about health care. Pulse has a circulation of more than 11,000 subscribers, and for 2020 the year’s 26 haiku were selected from 111 submissions containing more than 300 pieces. It’s rare indeed to find a creative writing publication produced by the scientific community — and such a fine one at that.

Pulse was created in 2008 by members of the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine:

Pulse tells the story of health care through the personal experiences of those who live it–patients, health professionals, students and caregivers. While medical care is often rightly criticized for being cold and oblivious, Pulse highlights the humanity and vulnerability of all its actors. In doing so it promotes the humanistic practice of medicine and encourages advocacy for compassionate health care for all.

Well done, Pulse!  :- )

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