Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 179–183 | Cite as

“Puzzling Questions” and the Poetry of Healing

  • Stephen Rojcewicz


Human illness and healing are not simply technological problems, but are true mysteries. The highest response of the healer is to respond to the other by evoking the human mystery inside himself or herself Healing; at its highest calling, combines the technical mastery of the problem with the response of the whole human being to the mystery. That response of the whole human healer; with its rhythm and its figures of speech, its empathy and its scientific objectivity, its concreteness and application to the individual situation and its openness to the universal, is poetry.


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Rojcewicz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clifton T. Perkins Hospital CenterJessupUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown UniversitySilver SpringUSA

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