||April 5th, 2005
Barnes & Noble.com
Awarded Lyrics and Poems about Friendship, Love and Nature written by Owi Nandi
Inspired by poets from around the world, Owi Nandi creates a beautiful mixture of poems for all ages. For An Hour, We Lived From Flowers highlights the uniqueness of Godís creatures in nature. Full of human emotion, Nandiís lyrical verse expresses the beauty of friendship, nature, and faith in a timeless manner guaranteed to speak to your soul.
Deceased father in the dream of a dream
In the dream, he once more ascended
the mountain ridges with his father,
over the meads, where the marmots
no longer squeaked,
through furrows and trenches
and by higher rock towers,
where the chamois droppings
lay scattered at their feet.
With his deceased father,
he once more climbed up
by the roaring brooks,
scoured the dense alpine shrubs,
where one could not gather berries any longer,
to a peak, where the choughs
screeched so penetratingly, in the summer,
and paddled with their tails and wings
around the ridges.
They wanted to see
if up there,
there already lay snow.†
Autobiography of a grasshopper
I sang all my life long
and fell silent
when it got colder.
Obituary for the same grasshopper
He spent an inconspicuous
and happy childhood
as a larva,
rejoiced at the summer,
attended with great care
to his duty of finding a partner.
Above all, let us mention
that he sang untiringly.
Autumn had to signify his death.
Amazing: true lyrics by a scientist.
You see, penetrate and say the most simple things clearly, physically, directly in a bold and new way, such that it subtends the interior goods as if they were borne on hands.
I suspect from your foreign languages, I have read how many you speak, that this picture-words, word-pictures have evolved as it were biologically in your linguistic memory.
Amazing: true lyrics by a scientist.
"Thoughts and lyric texts for between whiles", you name the book. It is a "between whiles" by itself, between magic spell and banality, between seeing, knowing and suffering and dream.
I never read a lyric manuscript without cessation, this time I could not help.
My congratulations on your book..
Swiss author, nun
For an Hour, We Lived from Flowers
The incomparable beauty of friendship, nature and faith comes to brilliant life in Owi Nandiís For An Hour, We Lived From Flowers. His lyrical poetry expresses the uniqueness of all Godís creatures in nature, showcasing a strong spiritual element full of human emotion. Nandiís philosophical depth is rarely found in other works, and will touch all who experience his words.
Powerful, hypnotic poetry
Scientist, romantic, and dreamer, Owi Nandi has set forth an impressive collection of prose in this collection. The beauty, meaning, and vivid imagery expressed in the original German text has been admirably preserved in this English edition. The words land in the mind of the reader with soft explosions, and have that power found in the best poetry, the power to change the mental landscape.
Nature lovers will be drawn into the lush descriptions of flowers, trees, and landscapes, which are reminiscent of those depicted in paintings by Georgia O'Keefe or Monet. Throughout the collection, the poems express with startling accuracy the varying natures and phases of relationships, either between people and nature, or between individuals. The blinding white of innocence, vibrant reds and yellows of passion and/or anger, the depthless black of sadness or loss, radiate from the poems. At the end, the reader is left, metaphorically, with a rainbow in his or her mind.
Sara L. Crockett
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