The current historylessness (Dysterkvistar)

Here my bumpy thighs and unnoticed life
which still is in progress, yet declining.
All I have ever accomplished is aging,
now I’m not 30 and depressed anymore,
but read the literary reviews: such gloom
and pretensions! It get me think about my
parent generation, their parent generation.
Is this the future which they lived meagerly
and suffered for? The current historylessness?

Winter outdoor swimming in Sweden and Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Här är mina gropiga lår och mitt obemärkta liv
som fortfarande pågår, men ändå i avtagande.
Allt jag någonsin har åstadkommit är att åldras.
Nu är jag inte 30 år och deprimerad längre, men
läser litteraturrecensioner: ack sådan dysterhet,
och vilka pretentioner! Det får mig att erinra mig
min föräldrageneration, deras föräldrageneration.
Är detta den framtid som de levde så påvert och
led för? Den unga generationens historielöshet?

Statare Sweden 1938, serf farm-workers

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