Cyrus Farrehi, a cardiologist practicing in Flint, Michigan, who has had a longstanding relationship with the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan.
Farrehi was interested in commissioning a piece based on the sounds of the human heart. In preparation for writing the piece I listened to recordings of hearts in a variety of states, listened to my own heart through a stethoscope, and conducted a series of interviews with Dr.
Legato Darksummers added it May 15, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Highly recommended for not only lovers of poetry but all lovers of life. Will U Read My Story? I was particularly struck with the layers of meaning, the poetry you might say, of heart sounds. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library. Get to Know Us.
I was particularly struck with the layers of meaning, the poetry you might say, of heart sounds. The sounds had their surface characteristics—various rhythms, pitches and timbres—but to a trained doctor, they were also had a diagnostic meaning.
Even the strength of the beats could tell a physician something about the health of the individual. I was drawn to the idea that this beat accompanies our entire lives, and is in fact directly responsible for our continued life as well as reflecting our health in a strangely audible way. The beat is always present, even if our awareness of it varies.
The first movement of Three Poems on the Sound of the Human Heart, Cycles and Circulation, was inspired by my imagination of the flow of blood through the arteries, veins and heart of a healthy adult. The heart here is not heard regularly, but only intermittently as the pump which propels the motion of the music.
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Poems it was amazing 5. Things are said straight in these poems, with careful attention to illuminating what the poet calls 'a shelter for my shifting life,' by which he means our lives as well. Paperback , pages.
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Lists with This Book. Oct 12, Nancy Brady rated it it was amazing. A great collection of poems from a man who just happens to be a physician. The title of the poetry book "Heart Murmurs" can be taken multiple ways, not the least of which is the divisions of the sections into Life, Lament, Love, and Longing. This poet's vision is human; he deals with disease, death, and family--all with heart!
Yet, there are some humorous poems among some of the more solemn, thoughtful ones. A highly recommended read for anyone who is searching for some truth about life. Oct 14, Rob Smith rated it it was amazing. These poems form a meditation on the reality of life from the perspective of a caregiver.
It touches the deepest sensibilities of human values. Bekah Johnson rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Jessica rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Legato Darksummers added it May 15, Wordsl Dreamsl marked it as to-read Sep 10, Chloe marked it as to-read Jan 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.