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Bookstories 39: Terry Ann Carter Changes Her Mind

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I was all ready to participate in the EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration for International Haiku Poetry Day 2015, on the theme of The Year of Light, with this poem (written in Cambodia):

she sees my future
by lantern light —
Phnom Penh fortune teller

but on that day, April 17th, my husband was released from a stay in hospital (as a transplant patient, he is immune supressed), so I sent in this instead:

light
at the end of the tunnel
his hospital exit

— Terry Ann Carter

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  1. light
    at the end of the tunnel
    his hospital exit

    By Terry Ann Carter

    The subtle metaphor in this poem explores the tension faced by a family during a hospital visit. So much said in ten words. Without knowing the real outcome (thankfully a happy one) we can’t be sure about that light and tunnel. This gives the poem enormous power. A beautiful piece of writing.

  2. light
    at the end of the tunnel
    his hospital exit

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    By Terry Ann Carter

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    A beautiful poem and many blessings. I remember winter holiday lights at the hospital.

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