ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000




VOLUME : 5, ISSUE : 3, July-September, 2017 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)

Poetry is the Wisdom of Nature

G. Mend-Ooyo

*Dr. G. Mend-Ooyo is a great contemporary Poet and Writer. Currently, he is the President of the Mongolian Academy of Culture and Poetry and Founder and Editor-in-chief of the GUNU magazine. He was born and raised in a nomadic herding family, where his life consisted of the endless steppe, the blue sky and the stars, livestock, swift horses, the long-song, folk stories and camel caravans....He began writing poetry at thirteen, and has published poetry, essays and fiction. Between 1990 and 1996, he was involved in the development of the “Mijid Chenrezig” complex, which united Mongolian history and culture. Mend-Ooyo is one of the foremost figures in Mongolia involved in the revival of traditional script, culture and artistic techniques, and in the study and protection of cultural heritage. Many commentators have pointed out that, in addition to clearly reflecting in his work the idea of safeguarding the earth and the natural world, Mend-Ooyo expresses with his gentle melodies, the exquisite riches of the Mongolian language and of the nomadic worldview. Mend-Ooyo’s writings deal with the life of Mongolia’s nomadic herders, their culture and cultural knowledge. His works has been translated into over fifty languages. His novel Gegeenten (The Holy One) received “Golden Feather” Annual Award for Novel of the Year, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 2012. He received the Poet Laureate (with Golden Crown), highest poetry award from World Congress of Poets, Budapest, Hungary (2009) and has been awarded Grand Prize of the Mihai Eminescu International Academy, Romania (2014). In 2015, he received the Order of Chinggis Khaan, the highest honor of Mongolia, by the declaration of Mongolian President. We are reproducing his address to the 37th World Congress of Poets held between 16-22 August, 2017 in Mongolia, with his kind permission.
Keywords: B.Yavuuhulan (1929-1982), D. Natsagdorj (1906-1937), Danzanravjaa (1803- 1856), Dinosaur, Grass, Kazeko Misuzuki (1903-1929), landscape, Li Bai (701-762), melody, Omar Khayyam (1043-1131), Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), rhythm, Shambhala, Walt Whitman (1819-1892), Veda.