30. Thus spoke the cadaver

某天在facebook看見有人轉載這篇詩。用字很美麗,可惜我找不到誰是作者。有寫此詩取自一本解剖書《BD Chaurasia’s Human Anatomy 6th edition》,我無從考證,姑且當是吧。

Handle me with little love and care
As I had missed it in my life affair
Was too poor for cremation or burial
That is why am lying in dissection hall

You dissect me, cut me, section me
But your learning anatomy should be precise
Worry not, you would not be taken to court
As I am happy to be with the bright lot

Couldn’t dream of a fridge for cold water
Now my body parts are kept in refrigerator
Young students sit around me with friends
A few dissect, rest talk, about food, family and movies
How I enjoy the dissection periods
Don’t you? Unless you’re interrogated by a teacher

When my parts are buried post dissection
Bones are taken out for the skeleton
Skeleton is the crown glory of the museum
Now I’m being looked up by great enthusiasm

If not as skeletons as loose bones
I am in their bags and in their hostel rooms
At times, I am on their beds as well
Oh what a promotion to heaven from hell

I won’t leave you, even if you pass anatomy
Would follow you in forensic medicine and pathology
Would be with you even in clinical teachings
Medicine line is one where dead teach the living

One humble request I’d make
Be sympathetic to persons with disease
Don’t panic, you’ll have enough money
And I bet, you’d be singularly happy

圖片來源:http://www.hk01.com/港聞/16362/-大體大得-防腐師圓三百-捐軀者-遺願-家屬-勿向病人落錯刀
Body Donation Programme, The University of Hong Kong

對「30. Thus spoke the cadaver」的想法

  1. 嗚呼哀哉,這個 cadaver 生前已享不到關愛,怎麼死後還請人別給它關愛呢?我想作者是寫漏了一個字, 應該是:handle with ‘a’ little love and care 吧,’a little love and care’ 和 ‘little love and care’ 的分別是天堂地獄啊。不過,with or without a little love and care 也不要緊,’show a little respect’ 倒是真的。生前曾是一個人,死後的屍身是無言老師,總值得 ‘show a little respect’ 吧,不過千萬別 ‘show little respect’.
    看得出你有熱情,希望你成為醫生後,繼續熱愛你的職業,直到永遠。

  2. 剛才明明按了張貼迴響,怎麼不見?有收到嗎?好,再寫一遍。
    嗚呼哀哉,這個 cadaver 生前已享不到關愛,怎麼死後還請人別給它關愛?我想是作者寫漏了一個字,應該是:handle with ‘a’ little love and care 吧。’a little love and care’ 和 ‘little love and care’ 可是天堂地獄呢。不過, with or without a little love and care 不要緊, show a little respect 就夠了。生前是一個人,死後的屍身是無言老師,show a little respect 也不為過,不過千萬別 show little respect.
    看得出你有熱情,希望你成為醫生後,保持熱情,直到永遠。

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