- Aull, Felice
- Date of entry: Sep-24-1999
- Last revised: Oct-06-2015
The physician-narrator ponders the symbolic significance of the tool that typifies his profession, the stethoscope. Through it he has heard "the sound of creation"--the sound of life to be born--and the absence of sound that signals death. Should he, therefore, treat the stethoscope as if it were a religious icon?"Never! Yet I could praise it." Were he to praise it, he would "celebrate my own ears" that can hear "Night cries / of injured creatures" and "the wind / traveling from where it began."
White Coat, Purple Coat was first published in 1989 in Great Britain by Century Hutchinson.
White Coat, Purple Coat