Norbert Hummelt: Sun Song . Luchterhand Literaturverlag (Hardcover, Poems)

Sun Song


Original Title: Sonnengesang

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 96 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87630-6
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: February 24, 2020
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Norbert  Hummelt - Sun Song


New poems by the winner of Germany's highest paying poetry award

"shrieking they come over the wall & dive / down deep into the court & they whisk my sight / upwards always only towards the big sun …"

The sun and its light are at the centre of Norbert Hummelt's new poems, for no matter how artistically and imaginatively we arrange our world, without sunlight we are lost. It is the artificial light of the space station passing through the sky over Berlin. It is the power that invigorates nature; steers the sight of the observer. The ring of a bell, the call of the woodpigeon whisk us away out of our rigidity, awaken longings, cause images to appear in which light and brightness are stored. Dreams cannot be held except in verses – they vibrate in the vivid rhythms of these poems that are as simple as songs and yet packed with mystery.

"What is so wonderful about Norbert Hummelt's poems is their light and floating tone."

Saarbrücker Zeitung (17.12.2019)




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