Category Archives: poem in Swedish translated to English

For the sake of love

        When love is over and you have blown and then blown once more on cooled embers, for the sake of love, for the sake of love, for the sake of love, but see there’s no spark … Continue reading

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Vad som är lycka skiftar (About happiness)

Vad som är lycka skiftar. Lycka för mig nu skulle vara att bara hålla dig in mina armar, uppleva den tunga massan av din kropp och dess levande värme och känna hur ditt hjärta slår mot mitt hjärta och andas … 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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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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“You’ll be President”, Swedish rock music in the 1980s

“Imperiet” (in translation = the Empire) was a Swedish rockband during the years 1981 – 1988. The leader was sing and songwriter Joakim Thåström, born 1957. Thåström has after the time in rockband and earlier in punkband worked as a … 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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A boy from Morocco

In English below the Swedish lines Han var en pojke från Marocko Han kom långt från sin komfortzon Han träffade en kvinna från Sverige Han var en pojke från Marocko, Han brukade stödja sin mamma Han brukade be sina böner … 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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Who needs a man when you have a cat?

Han har dragit sig tillbaka och byggt en Trumpsk mur av tystnad och han låter mig betala för den. Två dagar av total tystnad och allt av ljud som har hörts här hemma är kattens spinnande. Hon sover i min … 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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October fade (oktober bleknar)

oktober bleknar fälten senapsgula bruntorkade strån och knoppar, ännu syns svep av grönt jag vandrar, väntar på ett mirakel, allt medan oktober bleknar bort October fades… dark yellow fields brown dried stalks and buds, still staying greenery in my sight. … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have my love against terrorism

This is written in Swedish and then translated to English. You can read the translation into English below the Swedish lyrics. Så kyss mig nu! Så kyss mig nu innan livet ändar och allt är över! Mörkret faller och allt … Continue reading

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You are able to hurt me

You are able to hurt me and you do it now – yes, and you do for no reason, what I know. You say you believe in Paradise and you believe in Hell. It’s your way, I leave your direction … Continue reading

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Asparagus

        He said, “I’ll be soft with you, teach you everything about sex”. “Soft with me?” she asked. “Yes, soft and tender”, he answered. “Teach me”, she asked. “Yes”, he said. “Teach me what”, she asked. He … Continue reading

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