|In the Souls of Nature collection of poetry, we wish to take our stand with consistency, accuracy, and vividness on the logic of the need to recognise to subjugated nature the right to life and to a soul; to recognise joyfully ‘other life’, otherness, to see its transcendence and thus to retrieve the unity of the self with the world. Not as a support for our self, but because this same self – basically the ‘being’ – is unity, if, of course, we agree that the true Self is the synthesis of life without our intervening, intermediary social, psychological, and cultural illusions. Thus, in the end, the one who hates nature, troubled by its lyrical reposefulness. These poems seek to speak of unvoiced – or, rather, scarcely interpreted – intelligence and soul which dwells in every place, since the conspiracy of words has been implemented in so complete a way by the human species only as an act of power addressed against eloquent Silence and the hidden voice of the soul of the world.||It is clear that a love for animals, plants, and stones, that uninterpreted silent civilisation of existence, for Light and the Soul, brought us to this undertaking through the need for a profound relationship of peace of the soul and the bridging of the chasm which is manifesting itself so dramatically and in so many ways in the environmental crisis and in the void in the soul of consumer and dynastic everyday life. It is now time for us to serve nature and its beings in the evolved recovery of the life of Eden with the greatest no-harm and openness to evolution. It is the duty of every art to contribute to this. Historically speaking, artistic, and therefore poetic, reference to the environment and nature are the most primeval starting field of aesthetic and meaningful creation. Poetry remains not only a tribune for communication, but also a position of responsibility for all of us. It is a wish of the soul in a difficult world and in difficult times. (from the book)|
Note: Available free of charge with the book is a sound CD with readings of 15 of the poems.