Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Ideal Physician

Give me a doctor partridge-plump,
Short in the leg and broad in the rump,
An endomorph with gentle hands
Who'll never make absurd demands
That I abandon all my vices
Nor pull a long face in a crisis,
But with a twinkle in his eye
Will tell me that I have to die.

-WH Auden, Collected Poems


A long time ago, Fr Tim Finigan invited all manner of comments about smoking and the like from Joee and Matt. They should read their own journals to see what they might be in the future.

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