Poems from Nature
Edition of 50
2004

This is a handmade, special edition book, designed and photographed by I’Lee Hooker.  The Poems are from “Fireflies” by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941).  All photographs were made with a Fuji FinePix S2 Pro digital camera.

From the Introduction:

Rabindrananth Tagore was an Indian (Bengali) poet, writer and philosopher who lived from 1861 – 1941. He won the Nobel Prize in 1913 from “Gitanjali”.  These short, insightful writings come from a collection of his work call “Fireflies.”  The idea for them originated in China and Japan where the poems often appeared on fans.  The short poems and aphorisms I have chosen are expressive of Tagore’s deep spiritual responsiveness to nature.  His words often echo in my thoughts as I work in the garden.  It is with great respect and reverence that I scatter my photographs among his inspiring words.  ~I’Lee Hooker


“The world speaks to me in pictures, my soul answers in music.”

“Spring scatters the petals of flowers that are not for the fruits of the future but for the moments whim.”

“The faith waiting in the heart of a seed promises a miracle of life which it cannot prove at once.”

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