Healing Through Poetry
Norris Cotton Cancer Center Writer in Residence Marv Klassen-Landis leads the Writing Circle at NCCC, where patients explore their thoughts, feelings, and memories by writing through poetry and stories.
Below are some poems recently written by cancer survivors, one of which currently volunteers in infusion at NCCC.
Dressed in white
and lying in a white bed
in the center of a glass room
atop a skyscraper,
I wake and see a large, single star
overhead, so near…
I sit up. As if it has been waiting
for me to notice it,
the star explodes into many stars.
I see each one individually
as each new star explodes
into many other stars,
multiplying into trillions of stars,
lighting up and filling the sky
and beyond. I wake up
laughing—filled with joy, peace
and the pleasure of God.
-July 15, 2014
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