Monthly Archives: March 2013

Postlude (Postludium)

Tomas Tranströmer, Postlude (Postludium) (NOTE: this is my private translation of Transrömer’s poem andonly for private use and not to be spreed)   This poetry collection I borrow from the local library every time I go there and I always … Continue reading

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I don’t want to sleep with my eyes open

I don’t want to sleep with my eyes open. I don’t need a man to sweep me off my feet and turn my world around. I thank you for the offer, but it’s not happiness for me nowadays, it’s a … Continue reading

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As a flowering almond tree

As a flowering almond tree by the Swedish writer Pär Lagerkvist (my private  translation only for private use)     As a flowering almond tree is she that I hold dear. Sing wind, sing slowly to me about how lovely … Continue reading

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Yes, it certainly hurts when buds burst (Karin Boye)

It’s March 25, but the spring is delayed. When I looked out from my window the other day and disappointed saw it was snowing again and  winter was back, I recalled a poem by the Swedish poet Karin Boye. I … Continue reading

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My heart is a graveyard for old memories

My heart is a graveyard for old memories and lost dreams. Stubborn old ladies with stiff bodies and aching hips visit it now and then. They mess around for a little while and make something out of nothing, while pretending … Continue reading

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The Postcard

It’s not much of private mail with the postman nowadays when you have the most of your social life on internet, it’s mostly advertisements right to the trash… But today I got a postcard from a relative I quite recently … Continue reading

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