Dr Deb Glaum with Mr Cat and Mooch
The Quality of a Physician
should not be Judged
on the Knowledge
of the Science of Medicine,
but rather by the
Ability to Practice
the Art of Healing;
for the Goal of Medicine
is to Repair the Body,
but the Aim of Healing
is to Restore the Soul.
–Deb Glaum (2000)
[I wrote this poem to thank a doctor who had been instrumental in getting me through a difficult pregnancy and preemie delivery.]
Spring–time for the birds and the bees, and the turtles, too, apparently
Since the first time I read poetry by Ogden Nash in the fourth grade, I do believe he has been my favorite poet. His irreverent style and creative use of words reflect my inner bard. I introduced him to my children recently. My youngest was required to memorize a poem for class, and the choices available were deplorable (no rhyme or meter, and boring content). My kids were most impressed that I could rattle off this ditty after so many years.
The Turtle by Odgen Nash:
The turtle lives twixt plated decks
Which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.
Boats at SeaWorld, Orlando
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.
Translated to “Procession of Princes,” this mural in Dresden, Germany depicts the procession of the rulers of Saxony from 1127 A.D. to 1904 A.D. I saw this during my 2014 trip to Germany with the Luthertour group. This is a very unique way to bring history to life.
– Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.