Poems in the Waiting Room

Poems in the Waiting Room

Brochures with small collections of poetry are available in waiting rooms throughout Carilion facilities for patients and visitors to enjoy. Works chosen span the history of poetry with classic and contemporary writings, including local contributions.

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Again I closed my eyes and just let my brain and my body soak in the words as she read. I cannot express how helpful those few minutes were, hearing these poems being read by complete strangers. What a Blessing to give!

Janet Wimmer
May 18, 2016
On Saturday April 30th, the NICU hosted a Mother's Day event for moms to enjoy a relaxing day to get a massage, to have nails painted and to create a painting for the new baby's room. I enjoyed working with moms and a few dads as they chose an idea and painted an 8 x 10 canvas in the colors of their nursery at home. What fun to have something special to take home and hang on the wall! We had everything from teddy bears sleeping in the moon to Hello Kitty paintings and baby elephants!

Tricia Scott
June 2, 2016
The healing arts program is such a gift. To the patients but also to the artists.
I was able to visit with a patient several times during her stay at the hospital. Her first words to me were that she had been on suicide watch the night before, that she needed art, and that art would save her and thank goodness I was there. No pressure.