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Postcards From The Asylum #5

By rosie42  
My First ECT

There are bars
on all the windows.
Nightingales come
with plug-in leads, metal
discs and thick rubber bands.

ECTs are fast and efficient;
just a small clamp between
the teeth, slight pressure
on the head, then out
into the airing court
a thorax of blue flame.

My singed eyebrows
suit me.


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The fifth in a series shot at a disused asylum - the Royal Derwent Psychiatric Hospital at New Norfolk, Tasmania.

The images in the series feature examples from a collection of 77 poems penned by Karen Knight, Postcards From The Asylum (published by Pardalote Press). These disarming poems were inspired by Karen's experiences as an inmate at the Royal Derwent in 1969.

Postcards From The Asylum #1 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #2 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #3 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #4 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #6 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #7 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #8 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #9 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #10 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #11 here .
Postcards From The Asylum #12 here .

Thank you for viewing - your comments (+/-) are much appreciated....

Susie :o)

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Asylum Portraits and people

Voters: motoads, ringyneck, mrswoolybill and 23 more


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Comments


motoads 9 14 Australia
3 Dec 2008 12:42PM
Hey Susie, just catching up on this series... wow!

You have done it again, looking forward to more(?)

Cheers, ads :o)

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3 Dec 2008 3:13PM
Had a look at your series.......... Brilliant
Borzos 7
3 Dec 2008 4:44PM
Excellent! Love it a lot!
Edina
rosie42 12 7 Australia
4 Dec 2008 6:28AM
Thanks Ads - delighted you like it, and yes, more to follow! Hope you're feeling fine...

Appreciate you taking the time to view and comment Dave and Edina...

Susie :o)
4 Dec 2008 9:48AM
this is proving to be a very powerful series, the images themselves are graphic but coupled with the poetry, quite moving also.
cheers
millymcb 8 6 Australia
4 Dec 2008 10:59AM
Very moving, excellent.
rosie42 12 7 Australia
9 Dec 2008 11:30AM
Thank you for dropping by to view and provide your impressions, Steve and Milly...

Susie :o)

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