Kategoriarkiv: Swedish artists

A poor man’s longing for love and a woman

Dan Andersson “Jag väntar vid min mila”. Translated to English by me (note, for private use only on this blog, not to pass on in other contexts). I’m waiting at my charcoal pile I’m waiting at my wood fire while … Läs mer

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The promised land of the Cinnamon Bun

Cinnamon buns are ”public domains”, anyone everywhere can copy them, to eat and enjoy. But everything written online, even on a blog, is copyrighted. You cannot copy my writing and not take all or part of my written material as … Läs mer

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Joy?

Quoting the Swedish writer Theodor Kallifatides on Twitter 13 april ”Jag önskar att jag någon gång i livet fick gå ut ur huset med samma entusiasm, glädje och förväntan som min dotters två mopsar.” In translation: ”I wish that at … Läs mer

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Visiting the local library

                I (Friday, February 7) It is a Friday noon and I’ll wash my hair and when it has dried, I intend to take the bus to city and walk from there to … Läs mer

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Jag trivs bäst bak låsta dörrar med 7tillhållarlås (travesti på Ulf Lundell, Öppna landskap)

“Öppna landskap” (Open landscapes) is a ballad by the Swedish rock icon and author Ulf Lundell. The song is often sung and well known to Swedes, sometimes called “The unofficial Swedish Anthem”. It was released in 1982 but the Swedish … Läs mer

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Freezing night, glowing heart

          Poem by Karin Boye living 1900 – 1941, my translation for private use only I gladly stand here and freeze at a street below for to see those two windows at a gable glow. The … Läs mer

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Forsaken lover

Har du övergett mig? Aldrig mer din mjuka röst? Vintern kom tidigt! Have you forsaken me? Never more your soft voice? Winter came early!         Two great Swedish music artists: Totta Näslund sings the lyrics written by … Läs mer

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An eloquent man

He once began as an eloquent young man with very little to say. What people liked then and still like with his novels is hard to say. But even if his admirers normally are no bookworms, they seems able to … Läs mer

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Swedes, know your directions! Wake!

It’s June 6, Sweden’s National Day! Öppna Landskap (Open landscapes)  the song is written by Ulf Lundell, Swedish writer, poet and rock artist

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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, … Läs mer

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Before is no more (Förr finns inte längre)

Translation to English after the Swedish text När det igår tisdag rapporterades i media att Lill Babs dött på förmiddagen samma dag, insåg jag för första gången på allvar att Wasa Knäckebröd inte är svenskt längre. Samt att mina dagar … Läs mer

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