Making a Fist

"Poetry calls us to pause. There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on its own."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares Naomi Shihab Nye's poem "Making a Fist."

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 24 years inPsychiatric Times™ in a column called “Poetry of the Times.” He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. His latest book is Freud on My Couch.