Some days ago
I sat and watched a struggling world,
Misty rain fell
and humming birds hovered
Who said ‘Insanity
is heightened sensitivity’?
‘Psychiatric Clinic and Humming Birds’
The introduction to this collection(Horns of Dilemma, Papyrus Publishing, $14.95 pb, 108 pp), and the poems themselves, make it clear that Helene Brophy is a woman of much compassion and experience in the humane realms of feminism, teaching and social work, as well as in the more personal spheres of serious injury, illness and death.