fire lily: flower of the flame

eBook (PDF), 149 Pages
(7 Ratings)
Price: $8.75
In this passionate collection of poetry Nicolette van der Walt shares with her readers the intimacy of her very marrow. It more than a poet who shares their heart and soul through the beauty of flowers or the tragedy of their short lives, with Nicolette it is depth of love as it smolders within long after the fire has grown cool; her poetry is a window into longing that is more intense than mere desire. Then by turns of sunlight and flowers, she is every season of the earth as she guides her readers into unblinking truths that are as luminous in the dance of sublime understanding of love and loss, as they are of intimacy, lust, parenting, nature, society and celebrations. You will want this book on your nightstand for bedtime reading and dreaming.
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  • By Wanda Lea Brayton
    Mar 10, 2012
    Nicolette has made my pen dance since 2004 simply with her poetic commentaries, let alone by reading her incredibly elegant words. Her writing is superb, woven with tender threads of her heart and strong strings from her soul, gathering you into her world, her visions of a world that is both beautiful and wise. I could not recommend her any higher than to say she is one of my very few "must-reads" on a daily basis. She will inspire you, thrill you, make your body sing with harmonics you didn't know you had before now. What a marvelous poet she is - ahhh, but she is an even finer friend. - Wanda Lea Brayton, author of "The Echo of What Remains" (Collected Poems)
  • By David DeVroey
    May 6, 2011
    Anyone not on your high standards of writing would think you just put together a bunch of soft, colored words, flowers and the beauty of nature but I must say that it was a lovely craft. It's so deep and wonderful. It flows so nicely, and its meanings are countless. To read your poetry is like dancing in the summer rain.
  • By robostang
    Jan 3, 2008
    "Fire Lilly;" Indeed! Nicolette van der Walt, as a poet, and as a human, is an inspiration to many. She holds high such poets as Neruda and Paz as writers of love poetry, but when I take a brief foray into the genre, it is Nicolette I would hope to emulate. Her graceful phrasing makes me hungry for love, for heartache, for Africa, flowers, and the moist hothouse where language may incite people, themselves, to bloom in the shining sun of her stanzas. Time after time, when I am self-exiled to some Plathian drama of desperation, I seek out evidence of her rising sap to bloom again. Lost love smells as sweet when it blooms beneath her soft pen. Once, mired in my own bog, I read her, and at once, I was off, driving to a literal bog to keep company with a pitcher plant for a couple hours. This single bloom, in it's own ray of sun, insistant in the quagmire, waited in beauty to drink of insects, to complete a circle that Nicolette would drink with stars in her eyes, even as a... More > butterfly struggled. This, for me, sums up her work. Reading her simply makes me a better human. Rob Ganson, Poet, Human< Less
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Nicolette van der Walt
September 30, 2011
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