The Great Fires

"Love is apart from all things. Desire and excitement are nothing beside it."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares Jack Gilbert's poem, "The Great Fires," a meditation on the great fire of love.

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

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