His Birds by Molly Meyer

Art Credit - PP&P Staff

Art Credit – PP&P Staff

Molly Middleton Meyer is the founder of Mind’s Eye Poetry. She works with dementia patients using a facilitation process that includes the use of sensory props, poetry recitation, and memory triggering questions. Through the facilitation process, Middleton Meyer is able to write on-the-spot-poems with her poet/patients. She helps those with Alzheimer’s not only re-capture memories, but also provides an outlet for creative expression. Working with dementia patients has its perks. Middleton Meyer is regularly hugged, kissed, told she looks 25 (she’s 51), and that she has “terrific teeth.” The day Eileen mistook Middleton for a stripper, however, wasn’t a compliment. Eileen was mad that poetry had replaced bingo. Middleton Meyer lives in Dallas, where she occasionally swings on a trapeze (for real), and corrects as many misspellings on signs, menus, and other printed material as is humanely possible. Don’t even get her started about “unsweet” tea. She like hats, hay bales, and footie pajamas.

Visit her at  www.mindseyepoetry.com.

Words Dance Publishing, Issue 18
Hat.

Hat.

Hay bale.

Hay bale.

Footie pajamas!

Footie pajamas!

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4 thoughts on “His Birds by Molly Meyer

  1. I just read “Creativity is intelligence having fun,” and it seems a fitting title for your work. Patients with dementia seem to have their mind roads re-routed into dead ends, but deep inside is a working intelligence that can be expressed in art or words. You are providing them with the chance to allow that creativity to emerge and shine. Blessings on you and your dedication to letting them have fun.

    • Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, and such a kind one! I’m fortunate to have found a way to merge my passion for poetry with a desire to engage, creatively stimulate, and empower dementia patients. In the end, finding joy–laughing with my poet/patients, giving and receiving hugs–that’s what it’s all about.

    • Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, and such a nice one! I’m fortunate to have found a way to merge my passion for poetry with my desire to engage, empower, and creatively stimulate dementia patients. My “job” is anything but. Working with my poet/patients is an absolute joy!

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