I love this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poetry: ‘Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to … More Finish Each Day And Be Done With It
I love this virtual movie of the Scottish Psychiatrist and Poet R. D. Laing (1927 – 1989). Here, he’s reciting one of his best poems – “I’ve Seen Better Days” – against a musical backdrop that was part of his one-and-only ‘poetry to music’ album. Here are the first four stanzas: I’ve seen better days … More Animated Poetry from R.D. Laing
Life before Death is the result of a collaboration during 1977 and 1978 between the pioneering, and controversial Scottish psychiatrist and psychoanalyst R. D. Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), and the composers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley. It takes the form of a series of sonnets and other poems written and performed by … More A Psychiatrist……and a Poet?