Treasured Gift

 

egg 4

egg 2

Many years ago my wife worked as an office nurse for a doctor who appreciated her skills as an RN. To show his appreciation for her good work he created this egg to give to her.  He blew out the egg and painted the mountains on the outside. With a scrapple, he very carefully cut the round door in the shell. He painted the inside and then used sutures to make hinges so it could be opened and closed. It was a very special and is a treasured gift.

Treasured Gift  (a Quadrille)

An appreciative doctor

A skilled nurse

A gift of an egg

Hand painted//

Mountains…

Inside and out

A little round door//

Hinges of suture strings

Cut with precision care

For a special nurse//

Fragile beauty

Long remembered

Handled with care//

Always a Treasured Gift

Egg painting creation: Dr. Patrone in Rocky Mount, NC

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

We were asked by Kim at d’Verse to write a quadrille of exactly 44 words using the word egg in any form we choose. This egg is very special to us.

Come join us at d’Verse~Poetry Pub : https://dversepoets.com/

 

38 thoughts on “Treasured Gift

  1. Amazing gift, and story, and images, Dwight! Is it standard egg size? The doctor has such skill – he must be a good doctor. I like that he painted mountains on the egg, a message that you can achieve anything and get to the top of your mountain.

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  2. This is lovely….and oh yes, “handled with care”…that is what the truly passionate nurse does for and with her/his patients. What a wonderful gift — made from the heart with patience and true thankfulness for her skills and assistance when the person was at his/her most vulnerable.

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