The Royal College of Nursing is backing the "Poems for..." project
Based in London, the Royal College of Nursing sends its monthly newsletter by surface mail to each of its 400,000 members. This month's issue will be recommending the "Poems for... project. So a large community of people will be put in touch with us.
The newsletter refers to a longer piece on the project that will go up on the Royal College's website simultaneously. The piece is headed "The Art of Nursing."
It links to a poem called "These are the Hands" by Michael Rosen. The poem celebrates the NHS and some time ago Michael Rosen gave his permission for us to publish it. Since then, we have had it translated into several languages and uploaded them all in the "Poems for...one World" collection.
But in readiness for the Royal College publicity, and to make it easier to locate and access the Rosen poems, we have recently created a new and distinct coillection on this site, called "The Art of Nursing." Once you have logged on, you can find it among the other collections in the "Downloading the Poems" section on the left hand side of the home page.
The new collection is small and consists simply of the original "These are the Hands" poem and its translations. With funding, we hope to add to that number.