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walls and headspace

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By Greg Bauder

ISBN: 9781847477088
Published: 2008
Pages: 149
Key Themes: poetry, schizophrenia, personal growth, search for identity, journey of discovery

Description

WALLS AND HEADSPACE is a poetry collection about the personal growth and search for identity of the poet. A variety of styles are used including some avant-garde ones. From the frustrations and fears behind the lonely walls of schizophrenia to an integrated and deeper understanding of the world, these poems will take the reader on a journey of discovery.

About the Author

Greg Bauder has struggled with schizophrenia for 30 years. He has published in many magazines and has a BA in English Literature from The University Of British Columbia. He presently lives in Surrey, B.C., a large suburb of Vancouver.

Book Extract

WALLS 1

Once, many times ago, I walked before
my treed window, my heartache wooden
as wilderness I cared
little for those jigsaw letters on my walls,
tantalizing, cutting words I could not believe.
They seemed petrified, like my eyes
which grew alive only behind curtains
where I....tormented, became
lodged in dreams. But, like rubber, walls bounced
their colour into my aloofness
a rainbow seen through
hard, heavy forest. The trees sing to wild men
the way I sang to walls.

WALLS 2

The walls have eyes
In a room
Empty with me

I feel their stare
Like the stars
Mocking me

But the eye
Of the moon
Is my soul release

WALLS 3

Walls
raised like the jealous sun
they cannot support me
but only
roof my head
yet, if I collapse
it is the goddess' moon beams
that bless me
and lighten my heart.

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