Category Archives: Poetry

The Rowan Berries (a sour-sweet love story)

In the month of August, when the berries on rowan trees ripen bright reddish, love tends to run off my life, likewise this year. The days are still sunny and warm, but it darkens earlier in the evening and nights … 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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Request for the last dance

“you should miss me” I wrote to him “I do” I expect him to answer me “you forgot to tell” I shall tell him then   I thought he would be my last dance and with him I’ve done my … Continue reading

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Songbird

When I woke up last Sunday afternoon from my daily nap I could vaguely hear a melancholy voice singing in my head. It happens to me at times I  can hear a tiny tune like that for my inner ear … Continue reading

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Bubbles

And again, all given me was soap bubbles. But for a while I had felt you so close as if I really had a warm nest in your heart and we were like one and the same, belonging to each … Continue reading

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Cruel love dance

To love or not to love is not the question. The question is: how is your daily life? Is it building you up, giving you a confident happy feeling to have your feet on a solid and safe foundation or … Continue reading

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Frankly, my dear!

The mysterious ways the drive of desire and affection takes have tied me to you. Though given my love, it will not give you the right to act arrogant and neglecting. But if you’ll mess it up you have violated … 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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Modern Times (life and love in texting)

  Hello! I’m good! I’m in a bus. I’m traveling now to a new place. Tomorrow I will be home. Our journey will end today. This is my last place to visit. I love you so much I love your … Continue reading

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I discovered yesterday myself being happy!

  I discovered yesterday myself being happy. Therefore I woke up today worried in mind as every experienced human having a heart knows romantic love is such a tricky thing – as the lover sending you to heaven today, you … Continue reading

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While life seem to happens somewhere else

        While life seems to happen somewhere else but not here where I am this sleepy July 17, 2017 I play solitaire on my laptop, waiting for something or nothing to occur and I wonder what you … Continue reading

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I am what’s true for you

I wake up at 7.03 am and still half asleep I wonder “am I living a dream”. But soon clear in mind I think – “What does it matter if it is a dream I’m living? I pay my bills … 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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Your eyes smile no more

You still send me selfies to tell me you miss me as much as I miss you and to assure me you love me and I’m not alone and your lips smile so big on your photos. Suddenly I see … Continue reading

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“Hello! Hello!”

        We had a chat, just like every night about this and that I don’t know what didn’t go right but I said something aimless and she left saying “Hello! Hello!” Like crazy! She left me! Where … Continue reading

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After the summer vacations

  When you’re left there and everyone has traveled back to their own and your rooms fills you to the brim with their silence and emptiness and all the new things you bought for yourself – shopping in gaiety community … 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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1967 or 2017 – it’s the same lonely story

              1967 or 2017 – it’s the same story now as in the past. I’m left on my own alone with my books and my poetry and love is still a fallacy. But I’m … Continue reading

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Walking along the wall

Walking along the wall Trying to see the light Don’t want to dig the devil’s ditch But living is hard Once a dreamer Now aged and scarred Yet every heart is a bird Who yearns to use its wings and … Continue reading

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A rainy day in late June (the rag rugs of life)

It rained heavily when I woke up this morning, But as I had my first coffee for the day, the sun broke through and the clouds were scattered and those left whitening to pretty angel faces. I’ve been thinking lately … Continue reading

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The story of the man at the pier

The first version of this poem was published August 2015. The story is   inspired by the picture, that I liked and want to create something around. I’m a man of fire and ashes. Every day is new, I know … Continue reading

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Wanting you is like trying to catch the wind

  Yes, my pure-hearted lover and sweetest thing in the world! I was thinking of you too the past sleepless night and when I finally fell asleep, I woke less than three hours later just before 6 AM and I … Continue reading

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As if I tried to catch the wind

I held out my hands for love, but it seems to me all I caught was wind. My years have run away like sand through my fingers and I now face my last life years and I’m still alone. Oh, … Continue reading

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What to do when the thrill is gone?

  She once had a crush on him. He hadn’t a clue but went after some blonde called Emma or Ruth or something, treating him like shit. She forgot him but she was still searching for something to hang on … 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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Callow mind

Know that I can feel your pain now. Know that I cannot do any for you. Know that you have a callow mind. Your words were too often ignorant and lacked empathy and insight in others emotional lives. I don’t … Continue reading

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And the lilacs bloom another year

        The first of June and summer at last. But my back aches after a bad night. Two painkillers and then the bus to the supermarket to buy cat food. To feed the cat is my merely … Continue reading

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On May 31 1941 it was too late for Margot

Karin Boye Oct 26, 1900 – April 24 1941 Margot Edman born Hanel, April 12, 1912 – May 30, 1941             The day after it’s too late to regret neglect, to regret ostracism. Margot Hanel’s … Continue reading

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My bearded bird

I need wings, he said, to come to you! Well, that would be a sight in the sky, I smiled, a flying bearded bird! Years have passed and things have been said, thoughts been thought, hot dreams no oxygen, yet … Continue reading

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The Road

              I guess everyone has their own tragedy to live with. It’s always trivial and personal and hardly visible to others. But it’s utterly sore if any by mistake touch it. (Must know it … Continue reading

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Sentimentality

Youth is an awful and painful time in life – an enlightened eternal now without memories and shadows. Only sentimentality can provide relief, shadings and distance and create sweetness to life and to what was back then – make the … 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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About happiness

The thing is my dearest, some people may not have talent for happiness and maybe I’m one of them. But that doesn’t allow you to make me cry.  

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Hon gillade aldrig min förortstvåa

(A song about lost love) (Francis Cabrel “Si tu la croises un jour”) (to Swedish by me) Hon gilla’ aldri’ min förortstvåa men du som färdas, om du träffar henne kom tillbaka och berätta, berätta Berätta om hennes hår ännu … Continue reading

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Linguistic confusion? (Papa Oom Mow Mow!)

No, I did not see it coming!!! My son would (of course) say it was there all the time! Well, true! You can’t always blame it on linguistic confusion. So, if you believe my words hide negative thoughts about you … 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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The lover’s prayer (Älskarens bön)

My spouse in our king size bed, blessed be your manhood. You’re my heavenly cloud 9 and dragon’s teeth. Work for our daily bread and pay our bills. Stay away from other women’s temptations and guard us to be safe … Continue reading

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Move forward! / En Marche! / Shosholoza (Love a little more)

          No one hates as much as the one who has been rejected, but us all gets there at times. You better let it go! You can’t force someone to join you. Learn to live and … Continue reading

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My ugly Arabic lover!

  My ugly Arabic lover! His eyes are too deep! He laughs way too much! His ego takes a lot of space! He talks and talks all the time! Except when he’s looking at me! Then he’s silent, just looking … 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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Sister, you made me shiver!

          “Sister”, you grabbed me by the throat and you ripped the buttons of my coat and you really made me shiver and choke. And then you craved to come intimate and have me like your … Continue reading

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I am possible to you

  It’s month of May and it’s time to inspect the closet for the coming summer season. I pick out a pair of linen pants and try them and with 4 – 5 pounds weight loss – I could even … Continue reading

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I will get to know you

        I’m going to touch you below and kiss you above below and find out your secrets hiding between your sexy beard on your chin and your nice looking legs and I will get to know you … Continue reading

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Walking today on a stony beach of doubts

I live in a lushy greenery area, but I don’t believe in cosy things today. Today I long for living by the sea at a stony beach and no loose sand between my toes. It’s cold outdoors, but the sun … 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 rose to my) cyber friends

          I go to bed late at night and before I fall asleep I recall the past day – and I ask myself “Is this all there is to my life?” I wake in mornings facing … Continue reading

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Raining

        We call it “April weather”. I sat the other day in my dreary and cold room in Sweden and sent him a lonesome line: “it’s raining..!” Later that day I wrote: “Still raining…!” Then he came … Continue reading

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The key to my mind

I don’t know why I began to love you, as love came without warning from nowhere and will not go away but remain. We were “just friends” and now we try to understand this unlikely love affair. But love is … Continue reading

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You scares me now

I’ve went to bed happy and I’ve went to bed sad and sometimes I’ve went to bed anxious and worried of what will be of this “we” that’s you and me. And yes I admit, now and then I’ve also … Continue reading

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