Poetry Shorts

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November 1997, no. 196

Poetry Shorts

by
November 1997, no. 196

Some days ago
I sat and watched a struggling world,
yours.
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.

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