The Surgeon

So sorry! I’m a bit late to the party again  as far as Three Word Wednesday goes this week. Grip, prefer and thread are my words.

Now for a cinquain!

The Surgeon

I grip
needle and thread
while the nurse I prefer
with a steady hand takes care of
the blood

© Bridget Noonan, 2011.



Filed under Poetry

8 responses to “The Surgeon

  1. New to the form this is written in. Good one 🙂

    • Thank you! I actually found this form by accident- I’m not sure why I was on wikipedia, but it was a fun one to write. Very hard to limit myself to just 22 syllables.

  2. great use of the prompts in this poem.

  3. This one cut me up. Oh, sorry, that was sick! Great use of words, Bee, and you know, I just got my second 3WW poem this morning as I sat in a cafe during my “extra hour after dropping Lex off to church and then going back to service” coffee time! Love you and love this. “The nurse he prefers” says a lot, especially after you read what she’s doing. Amy

    • Haha, fun with puns! Yes, it implies a deeper relationship- platonic or romantic, I’m not sure, but it wouldn’t be the first time people in tense situations had feelings for each other. Or maybe he just likes her steady hands? I liked, and needed to keep, the ambiguity.

      Thank you Amy, I’ll head right over to your post!

    • Thank you Trisha! I looked into what other people wrote and saw a lot of great stuff, but a lot in the same vein (heh vein is a weird word when talking about poem about surgery); lots of ‘metaphorical’ threads. This just sort of struck me.

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