Tag Archives: aging

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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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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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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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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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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Rock me baby, I’m 68 years old today!

Yes, I become 68 years old today! Old old old, I’m told – but like all elderly people I not feel old at all. Well, that’s what everyone thinks from age 32 to 92. Yes, but you know how we … Continue reading

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What can I say? I still miss him

What can I say? I still miss him. The days passes – as in a dream, but I guess this is called “to live”. Muteness spreads in my body – even to my heart. What is, stays the same but … Continue reading

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Sunrises

there was once a time I was transported around like a bag – childhood times ending in left to loneliness new times, you flies over the world in a second, yet you never leave your room disclosing yourself to clouds … Continue reading

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April and silence

          That stranger’s face in my bathroom mirror? It looks oddly familiar? Oh yes – oh no…! It’s me! Those furrows from nose to mouth, deep as ditches – where did they come from? And for … Continue reading

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Ball and chain

          Do I believe he ever loved me? Well, I believe he thought he did! I think he still does, because you can’t turn off love like you turn off a water tap. But I think … Continue reading

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I greet you (Blue City)

Not all the sad amorous poor boys of Morocco looking for a better life and a living, nor its sweet clementines, sugared mint tea, almond cookies or silly Laws of Allah can give me any relief or escape from my … Continue reading

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“At your own risk”

        And the doctor at the emergency ward said “you go home at your own risk”! But there’s nothing like “at your own risk” if you have dependents – because you don’t belong to yourself but to … Continue reading

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So it’s Monday

              So it’s Monday and you’re back in your deed. I’m still in bed, sleepy thinking how strange someone like you met someone like me. But then I leave bed to make my morning … Continue reading

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When walking alone hand in hand with a friend in mind

          When walking alone but hand in hand with a friend in my mind countryside around my home looks its best whether it’s winter or summer. But I’m always sad. My days gets easier to conquer … Continue reading

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Cold December

            Cold snowy December. My days flows together like in a fog. I can’t differ one day from the other the times muscles and joints hurts. Every step is a pain. I listen to music … Continue reading

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I think of my latest lover

                    The year 1971 I was 22, slim and cute and clever and lonely. Now I’m 67 and I’m not slim and cute, maybe clever, surely lonely. And I think of … Continue reading

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Unrequited attraction – and how it was with Laura (Petrarch)

Those guys, I’ve stood at their doorsteps shouting “oh please, not again this shady shame! Just stay low and let it be like it should be”. But they were never able to. Attraction can never be told to be…   … 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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Aging (Give me the beat…)

The drummer gives the beat and then the guitarist falls in and take the lead, the singer awaits his turn, smiling like an old fox – as he has been singing the song for decades and thousand times before… It’s … Continue reading

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Lemons, sweets and dust

“Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?”   (Reflecting Toritto’s blog entry July 5 “Old blue Eyes”)     Oh mirror on my bathroom wall you don’t love me anymore, no! But who in the world … Continue reading

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Lavender dreams (I sort my panties and my dreams)

        … absent and lost in thought, I take care of the clean laundry; I sort my panties and my dreams – they all look aged and worn. (and so do I) Yes, and I have a … Continue reading

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Scattered voices whispering in the winds

In Swedish below Another day Silent snowing Snow plows roars I feel a cold coming and I leave, going online *** You must be merciless Burn your words in fire Keep your heart loving and your hands skilled It is … Continue reading

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Sitting on a park bench

          She’s sitting on a park bench – “just a minute more”, she tells herself “it’s nice here, a really good day indeed, not too hot and not cold either and people around; not much of … Continue reading

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