Month: November 2021

Winter #Sale – InVerse Medicine – #poetry ebook is available at 35% off until 31st Dec on Google Play Books

InVerse Medicine:
These are poems about conversations that we’d like to have with ourselves and with others when our bodies and minds are fraying…

There’s struggle and triumph, loss and humanity within the pages of this eclectic collection of verse.

Here are some reviews of the book:

Our reading can thus attune us to how poetry listens, speaks and heals with empathy, and Dhaliwal crafts each poem with this explicit tenor.

Dr Gayathri Prabhu, Poet, Novelist, & Associate Professor,
Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal

The author wields her words like a scalpel in this cleverly titled collection of ‘medical poetry’. They cut to the chase, they spill the lifeblood of an existence dedicated to saving others in various ways while also saving oneself.

Devika Fernando, Poet & Romance Writer,
Srilanka

We often forget that doctors are human beings. We forget that there are emotions, passions, fears, and so many feelings behind their surgical masks. Doctors are not robots. They feel everything just like you and me. 

Sudesna Ghosh, Romance Writer,
Kolkata

This collection should be a required starting point for any medical student or their seniors to explore together this multifaceted intersection of patient and professional lives. The way the ‘I’ changes in each poem is beautifully handled and makes the collection genuinely moving and thought provoking.

Ruth Chalkley, Neurology patient,
Sheffield, UK

These poems have a direct and easy style that lends itself to reading, capturing the silences between the lines and drawing in the reader early in the narration. The settings are familiar to any practitioner: the ward, the ICU and clinic. The gaze moves from doctor to patient, from mother to child, the dying to the living.

Dr Olinda Timms, Division of Health and Humanities,
St John’s Research Institute, Koramangala, Bengaluru
in: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

Continuing the saga of body parts and #Haiku


Sounds sinister, doesn’t it?
Well, I hope you find the following Haikus anything but ominous…


I resolve to love
changing shapes and colors of
my Autumn body

photo of woman wearing pink hijab
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Eyelashes tremble
under the delightful weight
of early snowflakes

selective focus of white snowflakes
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The pitter patter
of a lonely cloud’s anguish
a broken heart heals

woman wearing tank top touching glass panel
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Little Love Stories in verse courtesy Twitter prompts #VSS365


These love stories are thanks to the #VSS365 daily word prompt given by uber creative hosts over the last few days on Twitter…


Our love lights up
the night sky
The moon, abashed,
hides behind propitious clouds…
It’s all the prompting we need
to steal
long-denied, lingering
kisses


My love’s beauty is rare
yet when the sun and the moon duel
she is eclipsed


Your love
snakes around
my freedoms
and liberates me
from their
anfractuous coils


Breeze on skin,
green grass, winter canopy,
a kiss adds spice…

persons hands with rainbow colors
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