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“Qui se aliquid esse putat, aliquid fieri desinit.” Sokrates


From Poet’s Hand Copyright 2011 © by Kristian Goldmund Aumann ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2011 Cover photo of Kristian Goldmund Aumann

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ISBN-13: 978-1456546328 ISBN-10: 1456546325

INTRODUCTION Lyric, lyric, lyric... What we think when we hear the word lyric? Originally – from the Greek word, lyra, meaning lyre, lyric poetry, refers to a short song accompanied by a musical instrument, almost always the lyre. And so is lyric, and so are poems, in the broadest sense, nothing more than “Enscripturated singing” with all its forms of expression. For where a man feels when he suffers, loves and laughs, then sings and writes it. Each poem is a small world, a work of art, a possibility of spontaneous expression. A release of emotions. And the poetry lives ... lived through the change of time, breathing the breath of time, in all its shades. Dive into the fascinating world of words, and enjoy my poems... KRISTIAN GOLDMUND AUMANN AUTHOR/JANUARY 2011


CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I love you Love Moments Like a Bird In the Morning Before the Flowers Fade Sometimes Night Memory of Love HAIKU “Love I” Love V HAIKU “Love II” Love III In the House, where... HAIKU “Love III” And it was the Night One Day What a Beautiful Day Tired I Forgive HAIKU “Love IV” I love you II A Little Star Love has Moved Away A Love Poem II Wisdom I HAIKU “Summer” Last Exit HAIKU “Love V” It’s all over The Light A Ship Comes My Gait HAIKU “Love VI” Weightless Alea Iacta Est Be Vigilant

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45


I am the Way On The Border HAIKU “Ocean” Search Moments of Peace I Hiroshima Auschwitz War Veterans True Moments The Work of the Poet Truths Sometime Later Fallen Angel II Poet & Muse Love II Away Debris Fate Die There was a City Wisdom Moments I Moments II Moments III Imperiousness The Man HAIKU “Shot” Haiku “Snow” Crescent Dreams Snow Moments IV Moments V Why did not stop the Time Warrior The Baby Seal The Displaced The River Carneval de Venice Homeland Wisdom II Wisdom III

46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87


Nightmare Jealousy Wisdom IV The Sea (1) Mind I Mind II Dreams Come True Isle of the Dead The Fool Weeping Willow The Clown When the Night Comes HAIKU (1) HAIKU “Love VIII” Summer II Confused I Moments in Love I Moments in Love II Moments in Love III Moments (1) Summer II Qi Memoirs Love Poem

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AUTHOR Kristian Goldmund Aumann is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker, director and actor – he lives and works in St. Andrä-Wördern nearby Vienna / Austria. He has been trained at the Lee Strasberg School followed by longer-term commitment, at the Vienna Burgtheater (Claus Peymann era) and at the Italian State Theater. Kristian have had Theater directing and major supporting roles in TV series and films; as well as numerous publications in poetry anthologies and magazines. The volume of poetry, "From a poet´s hand II" appears in autumn 2011. He currently works on the volume of prose named "from right here to over there” which will be published in spring 2011. The theatrical monologue "The Nightmares" is nearing completed. The motion picture project "The white hope", a socially critical comedy drama, is in the production phase. Kristian Goldmund Aumann is a member of the “IG authors Authors Austria”.


I Love You My heart is melting I love you Drops of gold My blood is flowing I love you Drops from fire My idea flies I love you Drops from sun My mind fades I love you Drops from soul My mouth whispers I love you Drops from Rubin My body breathes I love you Drops of light My gentle touch I love you Drops from velvet


Love Moments When the rain came, Branches fell from the tree – The shine of your eyes seemed dull... When the rain came, My heart fell on your lap “Rumor has it...”


Like a Bird High in the air... Today it was time, I wanted to see from above, the World; As a young bird without feathers. Springs of happiness Springs of Joy Springs of Life... The light from the sun gave me colored feathers – Too colorful feathers. Then came the night, The darkness of the night – ”Nosedive” Urged me from heaven. Feathers of the sadness, I flew again And then never again.


In the Morning The sun glistens... Song of love breathed the morning breeze – “A Thousand diamonds from blue dreams” Aphrodite’s velvet lips Rising from the sea. “Hand of fat” It smells like soft kissing.


Befor the Flowers Fade Invisible, we met once before – In our minds, perhaps. We’re on different shores; The distance seems to affect us anyway, Hours of sadness have passed. In secret, it smells like love – Before the flowers fade, we think, consciously or unconsciously “Lookout” Search for refuge in the everydayness of life.


Sometimes Sometimes I collect your shining stars – Then I write poems in your laughter. Sometimes I collect your tears; But then, I write no more poems... But as I said Only Sometimes.


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