The Astonished Universe is an uplifting and luminous book of poetry about consciousness It is Red Hen Press first bilingual edition in English and French.
The Astonished Universe The Astonished Universe is an uplifting and luminous book of poetry about consciousness It is Red Hen Press first bilingual edition in English and French
Editorial Reviews H l ne Cardona is a woman of many languages Here you will hear the tones of an elegy, a prayer, and most of all, the fairy tale I was moved by these pieces As H l ne shows us, together with Hafiz, this place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing at Odessa These spare, open hearted poems reveal H l ne Cardona s astonished universe and give us a glimpse into a world full of light Dorianne Laux, author of Facts About the MoonPoems t [...]
Helene Cardona wrote these deeply spiritual poems in English, then translated them to her native French There is a terrific dreamlike energy in these poems, and I especially enjoy the autobiographical poems about Cardona s experience growing up all over Europe Just beautiful, beautiful work Please listen to my interview with Cardona here blogtalkradio onword v
This luminous poetry carries readers into the world of dreams, where animals bear mythic surprises and the rhythm of the rain reveals the hidden language of the universe.
It is a bilingual book with versions of the poems in both French and English The sound of each poem in French is a much visceral experience for me than in English, and I think that the sublime feeling of losing myself in the language is harder to find in English because I have studied it so intensely My knowledge has given me a depth of understanding that makes up for the loss of that sort of naive wonder, but having the French and English together allowed me to get the best of both worlds.The [...]
This is a wonderful book I have read it often I am often cheered up by poetry and this does that for me Great read