Medicine Year (Paperback)
Medicine Year is a collection of poems devoted to the power of love, healing and nature. Just before Christmas 2019, the author, Thomas R. Smith received a prostate cancer diagnosis. The very next day, his wife, Krista, suffered a serious stroke. The series of poems, following through the year of 2020, tells the story of their eventual mutual recovery, in the midst of the pandemic, and how the beauty of the seasons in their native Wisconsin encouraged and comforted them through their journey together. Smith reflects on the year in general, as the world faced a global challenge, and their year in particular, filled with moments of personal challenge, grace and love. For anyone who has cared for a loved one during a difficult time, Medicine Year will resonate on a profound level.