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The reddest rose to you

        I read this Sunday morning a review of a new Swedish “graphic novel” that investigate different theories of the nature of infatuation. This book genre is new to me, I’m so old I had to google … Continue reading

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A poet from my time of youth has died

Reading in the paper that the Finnish poet Claes Andersson died on Wednesday this week. Thinking instantly (as always now in my old age), “next it can be me”: as he was only 12 years older than me‚Ķ! ūüė¶   … Continue reading

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Black or white, Edith S√∂dergran

Edith S√∂dergran (1892 – 1923) is a Finnish-Swedish writer and she was a pioneer in the Scandinavian literary modernism in the early 1900s. She never got not much fame for her poetry before her death, rather the opposite. But she … Continue reading

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Traces from the 1960s and March 2019, sounding in a contemporary poem (Algeria)

              Tomas Transtr√∂mer’s poem “Om Historien” (About History) from the poem collection “Klanger och sp√•r” (Sounds and tracks) published 1966 I En dag i mars g√•r jag ner till sj√∂n och lyssnar. Isen √§r … Continue reading

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Freezing night, glowing heart

¬†         Poem by Karin Boye living 1900 – 1941, my translation for private use only I gladly stand here and freeze at a street below for to see those two windows at a gable glow. The … Continue reading

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Dressed in white (listening to J M Baule)

DE BLANCO ME VESTIR√Č Jos√© M¬™ Baulenas 2000 jmbaule.bandcamp.com TRANSLATIONS BY ME TO SWEDISH AND ENGLISH, original lyrics below the video I vitt ska jag kl√§ mig Jag har en soluppg√•ng m√•lad i mina minnen, m√•nga k√§rlekar, gl√∂mskor och en … Continue reading

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Zelda’s bad dreams (that came true)

I’ve got dreams, dreams to remember Many, many dreams Hard dreams and bad dreams to remember I dreamed one day I won’t to be with you that you were so far away an air plane could not reach you I … Continue reading

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