Poetry, as it's defined in the modern dictionary, is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. The definition is pretty accurate. The written word when by itself is simple, and sometimes holds no meaning whatsoever, but when certain words are grouped together, it can be magical. The beauty of poetry is that for every reader, the meaning may be completely different. Poetry more so than other forms of writing, allows the reader to escape, to relate their own experiences to the words the writer has bled onto the page. Readers connect to the poet and on some level the two become intimate partners, even if for a short time. Our hearts and minds always seem to be at odds with each other. It's an endless struggle of thoughts and feelings. Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind is a collection of over 200 select pieces of poetry and prose by New York author and poet Jay Long that seems to capture the beauty and sadness of love, life and loss.