Thursday, December 26, 2013
New Poem: "Sweeping Puddles Away"
"Sweeping Puddles Away" is the next installment in my collection, A Wave of Poetry. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Since mosquitoes in Indonesia carry malaria, standing water is also a breeding ground for malaria there. I spent a good part of my time as a deployed flight surgeon in Indonesia sweeping puddles away--another one of my thankless "public health officer" duties. Just for fun, I used the villanelle form for this poem.