King, Mark J. (2010) Thin. [Textual Work]

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This poem anticipates the feelings generated by age and lingering illness – a sense of mental as well as physical wasting, and a gradual detachment from the world, becoming almost insubstantial. It is an attempt at empathy with my father during the months leading up to his death from pancreatic cancer, during which his physical changes were paralleled by the relinquishment of his plans, intentions and hopes.

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ID Code: 32957
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Refereed: No
Measurements or Duration: Vol Issue 2
Published Source: Hektoen International Journal
Publisher: Hektoen Institute of Medicine
Keywords: death, pancreatic cancer, illness, detachment, poetry
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2010 01:48
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2010 13:01

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