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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My Heart Was Full by Tricia Scott

As I sit with a patient and we fold squares of colorful paper into cranes or cut up old magazines for a collage, we talk about how they have been creative in their lives, of art they’ve made in the past or things they’ve seen others do and wanted to do themselves. We talk about pets and places they’ve lived or about movies and books. In this first month with the program it has amazed and delighted me how excited everyone has been to dive into the projects I pull out of my art bag and how grateful the patients have been for a diversion or company.

Janet Wimmer
Artist-in-Residence
February 9, 2016
 
Putting a smile on people's faces is such a delight! This morning a little 5 year old painted a yellow bird on a flowering branch. He and I told a story about his bird who sang such a beautiful song another bird befriended him. The two birds became best friends and sang happy songs in the forest for all the animals to hear. What a precious time with this amazing little fella!

Pedro Szalay
Artist-in-Residence
February 5, 2016
 
I went today to do my dance at 5th floor Psychiatry. One patient in the end came to me and told me, ‘You made my day”. I am so happy to be able to accomplish this and make patients smile. Thank you all for letting take part of this beautiful journey.
Peace