Jennifer Richardson

HALLUCINATIONS
A found poem from Emil Kraepelin’s Dementia Praecox and Paraphrenia, 1919

 

Sensation is                               profoundly
                        evident

 

                 disappear, to reappear

                                                          ringing

                                              singing

 

          Satan roars under the bed.
                          gradually or suddenly

 

                      a ventriloquist
                                                    heard
 

         729,000 girls

as a tuning-fork.

                  It appeared to me in spirit,

                                                                               an
inner feeling in the soul.



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