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In HER SECRET SONG, Jim Minick peers into the "hollow-hidden spring" of his aunt's life, exploring a continual seep "that sings her secret song." This collection of poems tells of the poet's Aunt Ruth, her struggles with poverty, "elephant man's disease," loneliness, cancer... and, inevitably, with the way of her death. HER SECRET SONG chronicles a story of connection thatIn HER SECRET SONG, Jim Minick peers into the "hollow-hidden spring" of his aunt's life, exploring a continual seep "that sings her secret song." This collection of poems tells of the poet's Aunt Ruth, her struggles with poverty, "elephant man's disease," loneliness, cancer... and, inevitably, with the way of her death. HER SECRET SONG chronicles a story of connection that transcends the frailties of living and dying by revealing the essences of looking, loving and learning. www.MotesBooks.com...

Title : Her Secret Song
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ISBN : 9781934894040
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 72 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Her Secret Song Reviews

  • Rita Quillen
    2018-10-30 01:54

    I don't know how I had missed this little gem of a book. Minick's book of poems and family photos focusing on his recently deceased aunt and his part in her care-giving is a work I can so identify with. I wrote a book of poems-SOMETHING SOLID TO ANCHOR TO- that were also inspired by family photographs after the death of my dad and also his oldest sister, for whom I was the primary care-giver. To help someone pass on is a very intimate experience, and it changes you in all kinds of ways. Though it is so difficult and painful, it is also a blessing and a gift. We go through lots of awful times in life that offer no rewards except pain, suffering, anger, regret,sorrow-but no growth or newfound strength. You cannot fully be a part of life until you have borne witness to a death. It's a sacred rite.I'm happy to have this book as a testament to the power and resilience of art in the face of great loss.

  • Jim Minick
    2018-11-18 22:45