On the Ward #2


This whole creation is essentially subjective, and the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.

— Carl Gustav Jung, General Aspects of Dream Psychology (1928)







& the Mad Poet cried:


I’m the gift and the giver

of painful remorse!

I’m the reek of unholy!

I’m the rider’s pale horse!


Yet I have known Love!

O traitorous Love!

Yet I’ve known the Truth! 

O treacherous Truth!


Sing a prayer!

Invoke! what was lost 

& forbidden,

hexed, blasted, accursed,

confounded & hidden!


Love, o Love! 

O traitorous Love! 

Truth, o Truth!

O treacherous Truth!


(cut to/ two Ukrainian orderlies slowly closing in

with assorted atypical neuroleptics)










Suicide – Dream Baby Dream (1980)



Peter Bies © 2011



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