Category Archives: poem in Swedish and English

It never happened

        The very power of how you never happened to me will never go away but stay. You never touched my body, but you shook my soul. You aroused in me such a fire and now you’re … Continue reading

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Do you remember me?

minns du mig? har du också dagar då du bara hatar mig och dagar då blå längtan blommar ömt och kärleksfullt? Do you remember me, she writes. Do you have – like me – days when all is pain and … Continue reading

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Life is what happens in the background

life is what happens in the background a wagtail chirping outside your window and you don’t know it’s my lonely soul words are written on its wings, tales of lovers like you and me, forever apart from each other, but … Continue reading

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I miss you (det regnar)

I miss you It’s raining I miss you It’s raining I miss you It’s raining I miss you It’s raining I miss you It’s raining I’m not crying I’m very calm I did what was right I just have to … Continue reading

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Forever you and me

  Forever you and me, he said. And it will be a shortening for forever goodbye, you and me. Alltid du och jag, sa han. Det blir en förkortning för för alltid farväl du och jag    

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When I’m in bed at night turn off the light

translated from Swedish to English           When I’m in bed at night, turn off the ligh I don’t think about him. Latterly. I think me: I step into me. I am myself. I’m a girl, I … Continue reading

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Out of silence comes the music

  Out of silence comes the music, rises from its longing to itself. But there are silences between people that make love die of lack of nutrition. This, my being now, that what is related to you, can’t be described with … Continue reading

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Bottle post (så som jag saknar dig)

        The way I miss you Fills me to the brim Empty me to nothing I’m lost, no belonging I wanted to sing about you and only you But without you I have no voice I want … Continue reading

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When cherries ripen

Juli dalar när som körsbären mognar                                                 In English below Grenar dignar under den tunga sötman Tillförsiktens lugna … Continue reading

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I’m jealous of your day

I’m jealous of the day that has you without me 3600 kilometers far away. But I don’t care what you set eyes on as I know you have me on your mind almost all of your time. Fate has tied … Continue reading

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Love you as you are

I’ve gained 6 kilos and you’ve lost 2 kilo. I’m too fat and you are too skinny. I’m too old and you’re too young. I intends to improve your thinking, I said. It’s nothing wrong with that if you in … Continue reading

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About relationships

          He always thought it was all about him and for a sensitive ego that’s surely hard. He meant she caused them the conflicts and he responded by refuse to talk to her and go to … Continue reading

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In the silence bubble

I woke up late today at lunchtime and now it’ll soon be evening and I sit here moved by a French song I’ve translated to Swedish. It was released 37 years ago and I don’t understand French except for “je’taime”. … Continue reading

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I see your face (tribute to love, hidden and forbidden )

Re-posted poem from October 2015. To M A and a tribute to all other lovers, fighting for their love against prejudices and violence. Trust / Minns alltid detta (18 October, 2015) You must always remember this: evil has many faces and … Continue reading

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A dreary dawn in April

          A dreary dawn in April: a couple of hours more sleep had done me good! You’re with me and as I know all about you: You’ll sleep for another hour. Asleep or awake, you’ll carry … Continue reading

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A field of tulips would have bloomed

          en ensam flöjt skulle ha spelat din ton ett fält av tulpaner borde ha blommat en varm vind vänligt dansat, ett leende kunde nu ha skimrat på mina läppar av det du är, men all … Continue reading

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“Forever love”

Misstro den som förklarar ”för evigt”. Allt som är levande bär sin egen död. Kärlek är mest önskan och villfarelse. Jag lyssnade till hans ”jag älskar dig”, men valde att inte höra det följande löftet om ett ”för evigt. Och … Continue reading

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The empty folder (1 important)

        I could block you on my e-mail and on my phone (as if you’d call!). I could delete the folder with all your selfies to “Recycle bin” then when asked “Do you want to permanently delete … Continue reading

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Blue Anemones and about a Swedish racist party calling itself democratic

  Donald Trump has again pointed a finger “see what happened in Sweden”. But what Donald Trump believes has happened in Sweden or to Sweden has not yet occurred. It will never do! Not that the country lacks problems to … Continue reading

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What can I say? I still miss him

What can I say? I still miss him. The days passes – as in a dream, but I guess this is called “to live”. Muteness spreads in my body – even to my heart. What is, stays the same but … Continue reading

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Identification

Jag vaknade i morse med en svag sveda av sorg i mitt bröst – i nästa ögonblick identifierade jag känslan och tänkte lättad “Åh, det är jag!” I woke up this morning with a tiny tingling feeling of sadness in … Continue reading

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wake up to the same

in English below the Swedish text           och jag vaknar till detsamma, det är jag och det är samma liv som igår, varje morgon är likadan som den igår och förrgår, samma liv, samma kropp som … Continue reading

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It’s you, in my thoughts (det är du, i mina tankar)

It’s you, in my thoughts in lonely evenings – and it’s like a whole century of silence reigns in my rooms! Now late October’s icy golden glow slowly glides into gloomy November’s muted darkness and bare cold nights – and … Continue reading

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Ensamheten är beväpnad med kulsprutor

Loneliness is armed with machine guns! (in English below the Swedish text)       Ensamheten är beväpnad med kulsprutor! Efter att långan tid varit beväpnad måste du tala med omsorg, så att du inte avsiktslöst skjuter nå’n. Alltsomoftast skjuter du … Continue reading

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Move on is hard (Vällingvärme)

To move on with life is hard when it means to say farewell to someone or something. You see nothing in front of you, but an empty area. Future unwritten – in another context it would be a challenge! But … Continue reading

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Fatigue (Tröttheten)

            When fatigue is a blanket over face When hours of work suddenly is lost When you think “why am I doing this” When there’s not a single song in world that capture what you … Continue reading

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He called me

        He called me and my heart melted like an ice cube on a hot stove He called me and the sun shines on a blue sky with no clouds He called me and my sorrows are gone … Continue reading

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Blushing rowan trees

Now comes August. The days gets shorter, the nights darker. The rowan trees on my yard blushes again. I have lived at same courtyard for 8 years now and seen the trees redden in the end of July, reminding me … Continue reading

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I skuggan av en, saknad / In the shadow of one, missing

          Ett fönster står öppet mot natten, en tom säng ännu varm av barnets kropp – inga spår. De reste till solen, mor och far, två döttrar och en son. En glad dag på stranden och … Continue reading

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Alone

I didn’t want to be alone, only be left alone Badly beaten by bullies I retreaded from the people, learned hard way hard years edifying friends was not meant for me No one sees a lonely heart’s pain forced to … Continue reading

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You leaving me lonely

        You leaving me lonely constantly, you even brag about how you always put up a happy face, never sharing with any other, whenever you’re sad. You told me your dream is to share your life with … Continue reading

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The bumblebee (Humlan)

I Give me a word of love this day today because today my courage has shrunk to less than nothing and all old sorrows weighs heavily on me. My heart torments me to remember and remorse all I never became … Continue reading

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The day began grey / Dagen började grå

The day began grey, but missing burned and the sun broke through; nothing from you. Then you typed a single “hi” leaving me with all my “why”. dagen började grå men saknaden brann och solen bröt fram; intet från dig … Continue reading

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At dusk César Vallejo talks to me

No one has asked for me today, César Vallejo tells me in the afternoon as the dusk slowly falls over me and emptiness begin to tiptoe in the corners. Every day I have “the courage to live”. Why, heaven only … Continue reading

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Alone awake in a nightmare

Alone awake in a nightmare I stand in the hall inside my front door and I can hear how it blows up a storm out there In fear, I press the door handle and the door opens – so now … Continue reading

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The beggar’s bowl

(Commenting on the drums in the current Swedish politics) We are all people but some of us are a little less We all have equal value, but some of us are only of little less value We are all here … Continue reading

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A cat never gets worried

  In English below       Katten spinner i sängfötterna. Hon släcker lampan för natten, blundar och tänker på honom. Om morgonen stannar hon en stund i sängvärmen. Och hon blundar och tänker på honom. Katten i sängen spinner … Continue reading

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Scattered voices whispering in the winds

In Swedish below Another day Silent snowing Snow plows roars I feel a cold coming and I leave, going online *** You must be merciless Burn your words in fire Keep your heart loving and your hands skilled It is … Continue reading

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dessa skärvor av liv

these fragments of life in my hands all bad days and the others, all good days and the others – and the empty sky tells me nothing, I’m never sure if I do what’s right or waste my time, I … Continue reading

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Touched by you

written after a glance at a Saturday evening music show on the telly, that unexpectedly made a crack in my indifferent heart and touched me (I wrote in Swedish this time – for translation to English, see below) Rörd och … Continue reading

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Lonely Saturday evening walk with thousands

(In English below) När jordens varma möter natthimlens kalla, dansar älvorna på ängen här bortom. Men jag vandrar de regniga blanksvarta gångarna nära hyreshusen i området där jag lever mitt liv. Jag passerar fönster där vardagsrummens trygga gula lampljus möter … Continue reading

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Listen to the rain

It darkens. The bitter red berries on the rowan tree outside my bedroom window tells what’s unavoidable coming. It has been raining without cease since last night – silent soothing rippling rain. I’ve been restless and aimless lately, torn between … Continue reading

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Event in June

He said “Hello how are you, can I get to know you? I’m Rachid from Morocco, I work at Renault Nissan factory and right doors is my specific job” and as rapidly as the swallows fly at a summer sky, … Continue reading

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In late June / I slutet av juni

It’s the end of June and in early evening I take a walk around the ponds nearby, rosehips and elder bushes blossoms, the swan family goes in water for a last swim for the day, at the parking a few … Continue reading

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A day goes to rest / En dag går till vila

En dag går till vila, kommer aldrig åter och inte heller du och saknaden efter dig vilar nu i sorgens lugna famn. Glömma är en lång resa. A day goes to rest, will never come back, nor will you. “Missing … Continue reading

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Homeless voices

In English below Hemlösa röster Himlen över huvet Hjärtat punkterat Fötterna i dyngan Gitarr men utan strängar Tre haltande hästar på väg Vad vill du? Din kunskap om världen är stor, men din svartsyn är större än den fan själv … Continue reading

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Between sky and sea and shore (Mellan himmel och hav och strand)

          Between sky and sea and shore Between thought and word and deed you were made Your desires rises in you like waves of overwhelming lust and longing and you crave your space That giving light … Continue reading

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It’s me, it’s nobody

Nobody loves nobody. It’s a nobody song for nobody. It’s a love song for those loved by nobody. It’s a song for me, nobody you really cared about in your deceitful heart, only a nobody you pick up when you … Continue reading

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