Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Concerning poems in the haiku form
Anyway, some of you are getting sick of my poems in haiku form. Some of you like them. And some of you are getting freaked out by them. The first two responses are fair enough. But please, please, do not respond by getting freaked out. These poems in haiku form (dammit, that's getting tiresome to type, I'm just going to call them haikus from now on!) are not, as you may think, a representative sample of my medical knowledge. They are the entirety of it. Every time I learn something new, I write a haiku. So if you come across something you don't know yet, just think of all the things you do know that I haven't written about yet.
I had a big start to my study binge. I learned 4 or 5 new things that day. Since then I've really slowed down. But that's okay, medicine is not a race. Not unless somebody is dying right in front of you, in which case it kind of is a race, except it's the winner who dies. So why rush?
So I'll finish this post with a haiku about medical haikus just to be a little bit post-modern.
Encapsulate my knowledge
In pithy verses.
(image swiped from savagechickens.com without permission but with much admiration)