Category Archives: Poetry

Solitaire matters

        Well, you say we have love but from what I see, you have your friends and I have yet another round of solitaire and my constant bad and hurting hip. But I don’t have you. You … Continue reading

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No stars

We still know each other but there are no longer any stars on the sky between us and I stare into a darkness. Are you there? Still? For me? Vi känner fortfarande varandra men det finns inte längre några stjärnor … Continue reading

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Anyway

  Now the sun shines happy on a blue sky and the heat in my body rises high. But nobody loves me anyway! At night, the summer fever makes me groan in my single bed with sweaty sheets, all alone. … Continue reading

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Bitterness

I woke up today with bitterness in my heart. And I washed my hair and I had my coffee and I read the news on the web and I edited some writing. Now my hair has almost dried and I … Continue reading

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Longing for the sea (längtan till havet)

I have lived at inlands my whole life. Now with age it feels as if the inlands choke me and I’m longing to the sea. But I feel trapped in poverty and my lack of health and supporting friends. You’re … Continue reading

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Walk with me

Walk with me in your mind barefoot on the hard rocks along the shore one more day.

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I’m sorry

Was I stupid, or was it you who misled me on purpose? No matters! We have all our desires. And I don’t want to blame any of us, but to say “I’m sorry it became as it became”. As these … Continue reading

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I miss smoking cigarettes

I miss you! But, oh well! I miss smoking cigarettes too! I’ve been told I have done well ending with bad men as well as with cigarettes. Oh well! I haven’t smoked in 18 years. I wonder if I still … Continue reading

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Single “forever”

If you wonder if I miss you the answer is simply “yes”. All other answers are “no”. If you can forget me: good! If you can’t: just live with it. And the same goes for me!   You said your … Continue reading

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Old Woman Blues

It’s a sad thing to have become an old woman, living alone with a cat and a TV set, desperately longing for a warm hand and a little sympathy and someone to talk to: easy victim of wreckers.  

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Fleeing Dragonfly in May

                  I’m standing now afterwards in front of my mirror and admires my latest jewelry. It’s a necklace in form of a dragonfly. This ancient insect has existed 300 million years back … Continue reading

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Moon Girl

Then one night the Moon Girl looked at her crying face in the water and she told herself “Girl, that man doesn’t make you happy”, but the Water Girl had no ears, but simply tears.           … Continue reading

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The rose searched another thing

A poem by Federico Garcia Lorca 1898 – 1936 De la rosa / From the Rose       The rose didn’t search the aurora: almost eternal on its branch, searched another thing. The rose didn’t search science or shadow: … Continue reading

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My lover is a fisherman

My lover is a fisherman and once he got me on the hook with his glistening lure and now he doesn’t want to let me go free. And even if his trawler is gone far, the net tied behind is … Continue reading

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All that I have (yet another wonderful summer)

And yet another wonderful summer. Biking to a lake, reading a book and drink coffee from a thermos and eat cinnamon buns, sticky in the heat – and breadcrumbs and ants all over the blanket. (To bike slowly home in … Continue reading

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The fragrances lingers

This last long cold winter never seemed to let go of its grip. Then spring came rapidly and intense. On Wednesday last week when I cycled downtown to the local library I could see how all the spring flowers bloomed … Continue reading

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A future that’s not!

I’ve grown old thinking about renting a flat in a high-rise house. There’s one available now on third floor with balcony to west with a view over a bakery roof and with a window to north with big green plastic … Continue reading

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That old song

                You have loved that old song “Missing you” too long and too much and then you got so much of it you just had to get it out of your system as … Continue reading

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An actual description

“Keep smiling” is the worst advice and pressure people can ever put on themselves and others. It should belong to “the human rights” to be able to talk about melancholy moods without getting moralizing from someone, and not least from … Continue reading

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A single bird sings

A poem by Federico Garcia Lorca Spanish poet and dramatist (1898 – 1936) Un pájaro sólo cantar. Oímos por espejos. En allena fågel sjunger. Vi hör medelst speglar. A single bird sings. We hear through mirrors.      

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You are allowed to be happy

I tell myself:   “You are allowed to be happy now, even if you still mourn what you once never had. The sun rarely shone on you and darkness linger deep in your sad eyes and heart, yet you are … Continue reading

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Dark chocolate, love’s bitter taste

I miss talking to you. But I don’t know if it is more than that anymore. Maybe I just miss someone to talk to? Or maybe I’m in “a phase”, low and tired? But I think you feel sad and … Continue reading

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Rotten eggs (the cracking of a Culture Elite)

From the nicest chambers came odors as of rotten eggs from a window forgotten ajar. Then surprisingly a compost bag was thrown out and exposed to street people, but only for scandalous purposes. And so, sudden all windows wide open, … Continue reading

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On Friday 13, the last pig goes to slaughter

Today, it is neck tie blouse day in Sweden, for Ministers as well as common people in support for Sara Danius, yesterday kicked head leader  for the Swedish Academy.               Left: “Den sista grisen” … Continue reading

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I met you in my dream / Jag mötte dig i min dröm

            I met you in my dream and we walked hand in hand on a beach below a city I have never seen and you told me “I will never forget you” and I woke … Continue reading

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The Winter Street

  The scientists believe nowadays, there are two trillions galaxies “out there”. Our “own” galaxy is named The Milky Way in several languages, even in Arabic, though it comes from a pagan Greek myth. In Finnish it’s imaginatively called The … Continue reading

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Hesitating spring

          Finally winter leaves, spring is coming. It is all so hesitant and with no desires. Far or near, you are free to go if that is what you want to do. But I’d prefer you … Continue reading

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The question

I woke up this morning thinking: I can’t do this anymore! The question is only: what is it I can’t do anymore? Vaknade denna morgon och tänkte: jag kan inte göra det här mera! Frågan är bara: vad är det … Continue reading

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The persistent presence of your absence

The persistent presence of your absence: you are never in my room, but always in my heart! We are living with longing, you and I, not with each other such we desire! Dazzling days, the dark and lonely nights. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Three kind of “missing you” days

I’m struggling with three kinds of “missing you” on a daily basis. There’s a gloomy kind of missing when I have a sickness day and see an ugly and unattractive woman in the bathroom mirror, if in morning or midday … Continue reading

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Flesh

It’s snowing again and not even an eager little tit turns out to say a chirp. I wash my hair and think about your penis. Yet it’s not so hard lately, that sex thing. It comes and goes, the need. … Continue reading

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A perfect woman’s dilemma

              Through the sound of murmuring voices from people in audiences who talk and walk and eat and dance and maybe don’t care of anything that matters strong voices sings from the big scenes … Continue reading

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Incurable love

It’s so easy to fall in love! It’s a bit harder to find love. Hardest of all is to realize you are loved and live with it without freaking out. Why you, I ask myself? You’re everything I’m not and … Continue reading

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He misses me

              I’ve never been to his hometown, but it’s like I lose my connection with him if he’s just a mile from his house and city. His presence in me is gone and I … Continue reading

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Some call it juice others call it blues

That life is lemons is common knowledge and what you make out of it some people call juice, others call blues. Now – juice need sweetness to be drinkable, but the blues can’t be sweeter than it is in itself. … Continue reading

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Friday now again – and I’m just tired!

No, I’m not breaking up I’m just too tired and too old for smileys, what about an old fashioned conversation improved over “keep smiling”? Another week has passed and I look in my bathroom mirror at that whey-face looking “before” … Continue reading

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He’s a short story

He’s not a poem but a short story. Last word written, no more to say. Nothing in it for a homeless heart.

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Vinegar and lemon juice (distracted day)

      We have a quarrel now again and he doesn’t talk and as ever before I’m worried not knowing if it’ll last. On the radio the old time pop star Millie Small sings shrilly “What am I living … Continue reading

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To miss you has become my daily bread

To miss you has become my daily bread. My every day thirst is to hear your voice; to talk to you. I think of you constantly. You’re a hurricane and the peace in my soul. One day you will rest … Continue reading

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The old bard’s advice how to handle the pain of life

Gunnar Ekelöf 1907 – 1968 Swedish poet and translator.  He is one of the most significant, loved and well-known poets in the Swedish literature. From the poetry collection Dedikation 1934 Note: The poem here translated by me and just for … Continue reading

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The telling about the world around – in Sweden (Berättelsen om världen – i Sverige)

Berättelsen om världen – i Sverige The article is written in Swedish.  I did my best to translate it. The Swedish version comes right after this translation. The links to my reading is to be found in the Swedish text. … Continue reading

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Winter gloom

        December darkness – I feel old and cold, tired and worn out. Who am I to be desired, I ask myself and you too and you really don’t want to hear that bad tune from me. … Continue reading

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Better than a thoughtless lover

Better than a thoughtless lover is no lover at all. I’m not taking the blame this time for what you call my misunderstandings and my lack of trust. What to trust? You are killing my love for you!

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December morning

It’s a winter morning, December 13, 2017. The celebration of Lucia Day. Our Queen of Light and Hope come to visit the North one of the darkest days of the year. It is a kind of magic ritual. But we … Continue reading

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Missing someone

But no common sense can deny the missing in me after you and all I can wish for now is that its bitter-sweetness stays with me all my days left, if you cannot. Ändå kan inget sunt förnuft förneka saknaden … Continue reading

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I washed my hair this morning

        I washed my hair this morning, thinking you may show up. Now it’s noon, the sun has reached my window and my hair has dried. Yet not even the steam from your breath on my window … Continue reading

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To be frank about the nature of our love

            I woke up from my late afternoon nap. And then I missed him. Or to be frank – I missed to have the warm tenderness between two people being together and liking each other. … Continue reading

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What makes you happy, some notes about how to interpret lyrics and poetry

When you are young you brag with knowing as many tea labels as possible. Or beer brands. And how to drink it. You know best. You brag about how many poets you have read and talk insightful about something in… … Continue reading

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Disappointed

I woke up one morning the other day and saw like a sign for my inner sight, short simply written “I’m disappointed” Just that: no anger and no frustration, no nothing: not one emotion in motion for all the time … Continue reading

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Lonely swan dreams in November (haiku)

It don’t come easy – November sun and swan dreams! Where did it all go?      

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