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My Spirit Is Like the Eagle
She Is My Life
Bureaucracy
Time Together
Winter
The Storm
Gaia’s Revenge
Love, Glue of the Universe!
Temptation
Ode to Computers and Poetry
Everything I Touch
Who Knows Where?
Doctor, Please Can’t You Fix What Ails Me?
Getting Old
Butterfy’s Wing
My Favourite Things
The Butterfy Effect
From Where Comes Genius?
Justice Is Not Death
Man’s Imagination
Figaro
Cats
Brain Chemistry
Life
‘Joy’ And ‘Pleasure’
The Ginger Cat
Maths Genius
Well I Asked For A Feisty One Didn’t I?
Perfection and Imperfection
Bad Dreams
Eye Contact
Life’s Tough!
She Still Loves Me
Fear of Commitment
Seconds of Joy
The Death of a Tree
What is Consciousness?
What Is Love Supposed To Be?
Whatever We Do
Who Is Responsible?
Coffs Harbour
Bushfre
Turn Off the City at Night
Xanana & Kirsty
You and I
Your Warmth and Solace
J.S. Bach & Pink Floyd
The Golden Cage
In The Forest
I Grieve For a Bird
(Memoirs of a past liaison)
The Eagle and the Crow
The Humpbacks
Whales
Violin Student
The Power of Prayer
Oh! Such Beauty
Xmas at Moonee Beach
I Knew That She Was Angry
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My Spirit Is Like the Eagle

My Spirit Is Like the Eagle

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My Spirit Is Like the Eagle begins with a poem sharing its title with the book. The central image of the poet as an eagle provides a unique introduction to the variety of themes in this poetry collection. Some verses soar high above the landscape, while others swoop down from the heights to grasp the small gestures that make up daily life.

Poet Roy Forrester has Parkinson’s disease, and it has changed his world dramatically. What began as a poem to his wife expressing his love for her has turned into a dynamic collection of poetry on many different topics, from love and passion to humour. He also writes of the frustrations he encounters with his disease. This debut poetry collection represents the end of a long journey for Forrester, and he invites you to join him in considering that journey.

My spirit is like the eagle.

It is an illusion that I am bound to this earth by an aging body.

It is an illusion, as is life itself.

It is an illusion that this existence is finite.

My spirit is like the eagle.

I, too, scan the earth below,

and though I search for sustenance,

sustenance for my soul,

it is the beauty of the journey which fulfils me.

—from “My Spirit Is Like the Eagle”
My Spirit Is Like the Eagle begins with a poem sharing its title with the book. The central image of the poet as an eagle provides a unique introduction to the variety of themes in this poetry collection. Some verses soar high above the landscape, while others swoop down from the heights to grasp the small gestures that make up daily life.

Poet Roy Forrester has Parkinson’s disease, and it has changed his world dramatically. What began as a poem to his wife expressing his love for her has turned into a dynamic collection of poetry on many different topics, from love and passion to humour. He also writes of the frustrations he encounters with his disease. This debut poetry collection represents the end of a long journey for Forrester, and he invites you to join him in considering that journey.

My spirit is like the eagle.

It is an illusion that I am bound to this earth by an aging body.

It is an illusion, as is life itself.

It is an illusion that this existence is finite.

My spirit is like the eagle.

I, too, scan the earth below,

and though I search for sustenance,

sustenance for my soul,

it is the beauty of the journey which fulfils me.

—from “My Spirit Is Like the Eagle”

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