Thursday, April 6, 2017


April 7, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is professions.

Today’s poem is a number poem for a hand surgeon who enjoys the gift of her unusual ability.

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Nick Gordon

Forty-one does well what few can do –
Operate on mangled wrists and hands,
Restoring them to functionality.
That such a gift is rare she understands,
Yet home and office sometimes block her view.

Often, though, amid the day’s demands,
Not really thinking what she knows is true,
Engrossed in work, she’s pleased as she can be.

© by Nicholas Gordon

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This week’s theme: Professions
April 5: Tiffany
April 7: Forty-One

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