My Spirit Is Like the Eagle

by Roy Forrester

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452508689
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781452508696

About the Book

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”

About the Author

ROY FORRESTER was born on the WIRRAL (North West England). His father was an RSM with the British Army, and he had an enormous effect on Roy’s life. In addition to teaching Roy to be a musician, he also taught his son a love of poetry, both of which live on today. This is Roy’s first book.