Poems in the Waiting Room

Poems in the Waiting Room

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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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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

Keep Us Safe In The Storm
 
The sliding glass doors at the front of Carilion open and suffering enters. This suffering is not limited to the patients in their rooms or the family and friends who attend them. Today, while walking through the glass doors into the volunteer office, I discovered that sorrow had also entered; recently, two women each lost an adult son and a third lost a 22 year old nephew.