Category Archives: Poetry

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. What am I to desire I ask myself and you too and you really don’t what to hear that bad tune from me. But … 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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Lone / Swan dreams in November

    no love snow and cold no love freezing hands and heart no love lone at night     It don’t come easy – November sun and swan dreams! Where did it all go?      

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Broccoli

Oh, I’m so bored having no one to talk to But when you’re surprisingly calling me all you say is just annoying me If you only have broccoli in your head and not a brain, talk to another vegetable  

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We have a love thing going

In retro perspective dreams are just memories of time we wasted on what might be nothing. Dreams belongs to and are seated in our futures, but for what purposes? Only to keep us struggling on in the now? Or is … Continue reading

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Sadness is a seven letters word

      Sadness is a seven letters word. Seven black drops dirt your skin and you rub and rub to clean it off you, but you can still see there are remains of the stains. Some people are just … Continue reading

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November haiku

In dim November I rest in your breathing My nest in dark nights Dunkla november vilar jag i din andning Mitt bo i natten

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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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Fear

Even though I fell away you were there when I returned, reticent as ever before. But the following night an anxiety dream aroused me and I could not sleep more. I thought of you and I felt fear for you. … Continue reading

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Baby, I got soul today!

Time change the last weekend! Yet I woke up this Saturday much later than usually. The sun shone like a desperado through the windows, like tossing in its light in big buckets! I stayed dazzled in my bed for another … Continue reading

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A love story in summary

First you got me miss you Then you got me love you You indeed got me to sing Ending, you got me crying    

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We travel on the same bus in different worlds

I had such dreams latest night! Just before I woke up I dreamt I was on a bus full with other people and I was in company with a person whom I’m not comfortable to deal with. I know her … 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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Chocolate and roses

          If you give me chocolate I’ll give you a kiss, tasted If you give me roses, red I’ll give you my true heart unlimited, if you love me as before – oh, you don’t!   … Continue reading

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Diamond love

I’m old, my feet hurts and I can hardly walk and surely not run. But my heart is in good shape, my doctors told and my brain is better than ever before, you will find out. If you want to … Continue reading

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Why is it so easy to love and so hard to be loved?

            Why is it so difficult for a talented woman (like me) to be loved and respected despite her greatness? Women are expected subordinate the other’s stubborn ignorance and limitations, right? Having a penis is … Continue reading

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I will never love more but you

          I got a call yesterday from an “ex” bf. I remember him as a nice man. He has still a very nice voice. Alluring. But he’s not to trust. Still it was sad to say … Continue reading

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There’s nothing between Stockholm and Agadir

      When it’s plus 6 in Stockholm there’s plus 30 in Agadir. I needed knitted gloves today when I biked to the grocery store. And I was thinking of you meantime biking. How are you doing? The cold … Continue reading

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Going to bed with a pug

You go to bed with a pug and you wake up with a German pinscher taking the space and like a woman of the world you’ll smile with whitening teeth, not biting but hoping for more. Born to this world, … Continue reading

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Hold my heart in your memory

So hold my heart in your memory, because I can’t believe any else than time will bring you to me and me to you

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Lost direction

You were my direction. Now I’m lost and confused. I walk around every day like a dog that does not belong to any.  

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This angry woman you know so well

          I tell myself you’re just a silly man nothing to bother my thoughts with. I should forget about you and that’s exactly what I never want to do! If you’ll never be with me in … Continue reading

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Ride the river in this boat

(Sometimes I’m all mixed up, tottered between longing love and resentment, Paradise in Hell.) Woke up this morning realizing I have opened a line, giving a tool through which he can continue to treat me with his old habitual manner … Continue reading

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I never told you goodbye

  To cut you off was easy and actually an act of self-defense, I don’t expect you to understand. But now I discover I’ve cut off a part of myself. And sometimes during my days it hurts in my absent … Continue reading

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Said within parentheses

            If there were a road back to me, would you choose that road then, would you? Do you miss me like I miss you, do you? (Poor me, loving you so stupidly much.) I … Continue reading

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He was twenty and I was eighteen

He was twenty and I was eighteen and he drove a truck on free time to make some money and sometimes when he went for long drives over a weekend I was there with him in the cab. For him … Continue reading

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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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I lost him a Thursday in October

I lost him a Thursday in October. It was a chilly but sunny day and I had just went to bed for a nap. It was at 17.39 to be precise and 3600 km away he looked up and met … Continue reading

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In the dark night I stand here and see the light in your windows…

I have no  authorization for the translation below, therefore it can’t be copied and spread, but stay on this blog only. Thank you! Karin Boye Swedish poet living 1900 – 1941 Dedication, poem number 14 from a poetry collection 1927 … Continue reading

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To be Beyoncé…

To be Beyoncé, a miracle it would be! Be so to say her and wake up in bright morning light, with her perfect thighs, like a goddess alike, sexuality for sale. But if her thighs were mine, but they couldn’t … Continue reading

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We live here apart

We live here apart and caught in the prejudices of our societies and minds like flies in a spider web. But I know that in another planetary system in a parallel reality we live happily and sleep together every night, … Continue reading

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To live the love was not easy

I could consider to marry you (if you still want it, of course) if you never more slaughter animals never more say “I hate Jews” never more say “homosexuality is disgusting” never more abuse me with silences for weeks never … Continue reading

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October and I miss you

September leaving and October coming and autumn glow. Rain and clouds holds back and the nature is bright. But we travels on different roads now. Yet I wonder how you’re doing and what you think about. Do you still think … 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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Lemon love

  The same selfish man you have rejected, he doesn’t miss you at all. No, he just checkup you now and then, wondering if you say something blameful about him to others. His selfish pride cannot bear that thought. He … 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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In September it’s far to next summer

In September it’s very far to next summer. What’s written in the book that I then will be reading? And what will I think of when I look up on the blue summer sky a sunny day? Will I still … Continue reading

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A rainy day in Sweden

I can’t find high quality cat food nearby I live, so I must go for an hour’s bus tour to and fro to a shopping mall outside town. And so I did Wednesday September 20th. I hate it and this … Continue reading

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Not the good one

    I felt struck by you and I honestly thought I had in you found the man for me, to miss you was pain, but the hard thing has been to accept you are not identical with the nice … Continue reading

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Nostalgia (2) (Love hurts)

And this is what we accomplished: hurted hearts! As you hurt me and I hurt you, yet no harm meant: gore! “You’re the victim of your crime”!       Francis Cabrel – Si tu la croises un jour – … Continue reading

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