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A collection of framed moments of poignancy and more intense reverberations Sep 14, 2006
Written by Kelley Jean White, who is both a poet and a physician, "Living in the Heart" is a collection of framed moments of poignancy and more intense reverberations. White writes from her own heartfelt experiences, with deep authenticity. There is a healing potential in all such poems if correctly read and experienced. ' Shadowbox' is one of her poems that seems to touch the reader intimately, deep inside: "I am going to frame/ the shadow that was/ my loss. There, along the bottom,/ my children wave/ goodbye. A little higher up runs/ a line of song we used to know./ You sang it in sleep. It stitches the hem/ of my mother's face. See, the door/ to my house stands/ open and the garden is represented/ by a patch of ice. There/ are ripples and waves defining/ borders and a caption saved/ from a fortune cookie. Over/ it all is embroidered the map/ my youngest drew of the heart (p. 70)."