Say Loving Through Occupation


I am working on a project (with a partner) where we have to pick an Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture and then write a 5 page paper on it and the author. We also have to do a presentation on it. Anyway, I was working on the summary today of our chosen lecture (Embracing Our Ethos, Reclaiming Our Heart: by Suzanne Peloquin, 2005) so I was reviewing the actual lecture. In it, she quotes a poem written by Janet Petersen in 1976. I think it’s beautiful and very applicable to the spirit of OT, so I am sharing:

There is a shouting SPIRIT deep inside me:
TAKE CLAY. It cries,
TAKE PEN AND INK,
TAKE FLOUR AND WATER,
TAKE A SCRUB BRUSH,
TAKE A YELLOW CRAYON
TAKE ANOTHER’S HAND
AND WITH ALL THESE SAY YOU,
SAY LOVING.

Any of you have favorite poems related to OT in some vague way?

Apr 29, 2007 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 2

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