Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care

The Kingfisher, calm and at peace,
nested upon water, quieter of restlessness.

About Us

Our Team

The Patient (and family)

Medical Directors

Nurses

Social Workers

Counselors

Consultant Pharmacist

Certified Nursing Assistants

Therapists

Volunteers

 

The Kingfisher

A bird of iridescent light; of visionary blue;
as painterly as a sunflower; swift as an arrow.
It longs for the milk of rivers, kindling the rain bowed air
with feather-bright flame;
subtle-winged, the kingfisher melting to water.
Unearthly jeweled that builds its nest in the crux of worlds,
tunneling the arcane earth; like its wounded namesake,
sovereign of wastelands, whose chalice pours its solvent of dreams.
Precision-tooled and cuts like a blade cleaving the wind;
the sharp percussion of its dive, plunged in its liquid essence.

–Michael Whan
 

“Halcyon” is a name for a bird in Greek legend, generally associated with the kingfisher.
The kingfisher, calm and at peace,
nested upon water, quieter of restlessness.