Rags of My Soul: Poems

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Apr 16, 2010 - Psychology - 144 pages
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Following the Roman poet Virgil metaphorically, T. Byram Karasu unflinchingly plunges into the depths of our collective unconscious. With this luminous book of poems, he draws on profound psychological insights to reveal much about the human mind. Karasu skillfully and courageously addresses the many nuanced layers of tenderness, sex, regret, deceit, guilt, and death in this debut collection of poetry. With his uncanny ability, irreverence, and transgressive intimacy, he achieves a sense of timelessness.
 

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Contents

Cavernous Ache
68
Let
69
All in Vain
71
Preempted
72
The Immigrant
73
It Is Too Late
74
SelfDeception
75
Unknown
77

Turns of Life
13
Perverse Joy
14
The Carcass of Love
15
Forgiveness
16
Your Unwavering Mind
17
Deities of Love
18
The Truthless Mind
19
The Abuse of Time
20
Ecstatic Confusion
21
Crucified into Love
22
Unhappiness
23
Love without Object
24
Litters of Innocents
25
A Vague Regret
26
Far Removed
27
A Lingering Doubt
28
Knowing
29
Decomposer
30
At the Core
31
The Fast and Furious
32
Bylaws of Love
33
Out of Dust
35
Tender Empathy
37
Interpretation of Other
38
What if It Is Real?
40
An Author
42
FEAR OF LANDING
43
Fear of Landing
45
We All Wanted Her
47
Farewell to Love
49
I Dont Know What to Make of You
50
The Snubbing Darkness
52
Insignificance
54
What Good Is It Now?
56
Because You Have Loved Me
58
Tonal Nostalgia
59
Beyond
60
AWobbly Ascension
61
Should I Then Believe?
62
Not That Easy
63
Yes It Was
64
Our Secret Must Never Be Known
65
I Loved Her Isnt That Enough?
66
Deserted
79
A Single Life
80
The Scent of Life
81
Reluctant Silence
82
Worthy of My Mind
83
The Death of Life
84
A Poet
86
I ELUDED LIFE
89
I Eluded Life
91
The Taste of Ashes
93
Yet Why?
94
Readymade Psyche
96
Intended Tales
97
Bitter Rememberings
98
Lull of Betrayal
99
Delirium
100
I Dont Want Mans Love
101
Desultory Perdition
102
The Ponderous
103
Endurance
104
Intimidation of a Lover
105
If Once Why Not Again?
106
Premeditated Forgiveness
107
Forsaken
108
The Second Chance
109
Inside of Time
110
The Unreal World
111
On a Par
112
Nameless
113
Beyond Remembering
115
Virtual Death
117
Fit to Die
119
Time Slayed
121
I Dont Want to Live
122
Haunted
124
Perpetual Surprise
125
I Am Not in My Place
126
If
127
The Graveyard
128
This Is How I Want Myself Sung Of
130
Final Throes
133
About the Author
135
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T. Byram Karasu, M.D., a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, is presently the Silverman Professor and University Chairman of the Deparmtent of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstien College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, and the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including two novels, Of God and Madness and The Gotham Chronicles—The Culture of Sociopathy; a book of poetry, Rags of My Soul; the seminal work, Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders; and two best sellers, The Art of Serenity and The Spirit of Happiness. Dr. Karasu is a scholar, renowned clinician, teacher and lecturer, and the recipient of numerous awards. He lives in New York City.

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