This book was a first for me, because
I had never read poetry used so beautifully and clearly by a medical doctor describing
his or her day at work.|
Using concrete and specific description, poet Dr.
White reflects upon what her days and nights encompass while trying to heal the most
poverty-stricken, drug-addicted babies, children and families.
use of mellifluous free verse sprinkled with some rhyme, she creates and maintains solid
imagery that the reader never loses. She creates very vivid portraits of the medical
situations that she faces and then explains their meaning as well.
talent as a literary artist allows her to minimize the use of technical medical terms. I
particularly enjoyed the poems "Community," "Generation," and Lead."
book answers the question, "Is the use of poetry limited?" The answer is
Ed. Note: For more information about The Patient
Presents, see Dr. White's web