A poem by a member of our charity made me decide to start a page on Dupuytren’s (and related conditions) disease in the arts. More will be added in time, this is just a start. Anyone who feels they have a contribution, just contact me.
This is the poem I was send (with thanks to Jim Young)
The contracture of time
And my hands, a gnarled oak,
grimaced in Dupuytren’s contracture,
telling of the slowness of demise,
the tightening of the loosening
of life’s grip on the tide’s race.
It is a comfort to see its slowness.
At least I am alive;
more than can be said of Dupuytren,
and I can pick my nose more easily.
Other examples of Dupuytren’s art:
A poem by Viwe Lugongolo
Donald Sammut is a hand surgeon who makes his own illustrations for teaching and books.
James Kelso is an artist who painted a Dupuytren’s hand.
Jesper Nordenskjöld has painted a Dupuytren’s hand