–De Natura Melanoma
De Natura Melanoma (2014)
by Sharad P. Paul
De Natura Melanoma (on the nature of melanoma) is a collection of poetry by internationally respected cutaneous oncologist and skin cancer surgeon, Dr. Sharad P. Paul. It ends up a short, sumptuous and beautifully written chapbook of a medical doctor and established writer’s literary foray into the world of melanoma, the tumour of melanocytes – which are the cells that make up skin colour. It ends up a memoir about life, narrative medicine and battling cancer. 53 pages.
(A browse upon page 33…)
If you believe in luck, it won’t visit you
If you think negative thoughts, they will crowd your brain
If we take negativity and envy on, as task and pastime
Although they may lay dormant, not within you
If we heal our environment, within and without
If we care for our patients as if they are our own
flesh and blood, we can help change the outcome
of diseases — not fearing death, life guides throughout
Death. Death. Death. Life. Life. Life.
Love. Love. Love. Kindness. No strife.
(De Natura Melanoma is available via the Middle Island Press website as well as Amazon.com.)