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Patient pens snowdrop-inspired poem

16th March 2018

A patient at St Richard’s Hospice has penned a poem inspired by the charity’s emblem, a snowdrop.

Ivy Lee, who attends Day Hospice, has written many poems – including ‘The Snowdrop’, which can be read below.

The logo of St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, contains a snowdrop – which represents a message of hope. Read more here.

 

The Snowdrop

By Ivy Lee

In the bleakest of Winter weather

When earth freezes beneath our feet

And snow falls across the land,

How is it the fragile snowdrop

Thrusts its delicate petals upwards

To the light, with defiant stand!?

 

Then, with bowed head, it spread its presence

In a flurry of white and green,

Which catches the fleeting light

And brightens the dismal day

With a message of reassurance

That Spring is now on its way!

 

 

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The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

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