A Pocketful of Poesy was and is again a Poem-a-Day(-on-Average) Blog! For 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and now for 2017 and going forward, you may expect to see 365 poems every year, 366 for leap years.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Hippocrates, first"

I mean no harm.
I will do no harm,
if I can, I will: be earth
in sum: harmless,

I will protect you, even from myself if I have to,

and if I die in the attempt, still
better that

do not take harm
from me.

I am truly neither sufficient, nor worthy

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