Tag Archives: living in the world

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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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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Log September 2017 The world is politics

I read on a Swedish website today that Spain takes over the Catalan police force in order to prevent the referendum the first of October. I’m not briefed about the relation between Catalonia and Spain to have an opinion about … Continue reading

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A woman must always wear shoes she can run in

As I was reading web papers today I came to listen to a slam poet reading. I’m not that fond of slam poetry. As of course – I could certainly not do it myself, as I’m not that skilled! Yet, … 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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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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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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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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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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Yes, but there are limits for love!

I once wrote a post called “Love has no limits”. I can’t in the minute recall the content, but I think it was about the discrimination of homosexual people in the world (outside Scandinavia). Life though teach you more the … Continue reading

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If I were a lesbian?

I’m not in general attracted to women. But as a girl child I dreamed about look like Audrey Hepburn. (A very unrealistic dream!) As older I like the Joan Jett look. So I must fancy a certain female look? Yet … Continue reading

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Our German Angel

Today Merkel will meet Trump and I keep my fingers crossed for Merkel, she’ll do well!         When others fall she stands tall, the German Angel and mother to us all. Born and raised behind the Soviet … Continue reading

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A religious man

Did you have to break my heart? If love is what you feel for me, as you say? Your sister did not do “a mistake”, given you the right to put her on the street and withdraw her your love … Continue reading

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Know your enemy

           

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Walking alone

  People who wishes I should be happy or strive for to be it, annoys me over all limits. I simply can’t stand them or their demands on me to legitimate their banal worldviews. Personal happiness is such an overestimated … Continue reading

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No, nothing happened in Sweden last Friday

      I spend all my days at the laptop writing, reading web papers, chats with people but as far I know: No, nothing happened in Sweden last Friday! Yes, our world is an arena for villains – where … Continue reading

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“The Swedish system more racist than the US”

This following post is certainly not poetry but prosaic reality! It’s a blog post I just now have published on my blog My Swedish Corner (in Swedish). Many Americans are upset and worried these days after Trump has become president … 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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Polar Times

        There are times you stand as a polar bear between two ice floes – one foot in the air and trying to get over save not wet your feet, when in fact your world is melting … 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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I have a cold in my soul

        I woke up again today with a cold in my soul. When will this bluesy flu let me be free? I went down town the other day and I saw a man in a wheelchair with … Continue reading

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We walk into darkness wherever we go

Summer is all gone and autumn leaves with me and I’ll be missing someone when winter comes. It’s like I walk into darkness wherever I go and Love loses me in some foggy drifting snow. Once I dreamt of a … Continue reading

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He walks in rain

He take walks in rain for hours in nights, without umbrella and gets soaking wet, yet his young blood keeps him warm and vibrant. This is what I love to do, he said to me. I said, your walks are … Continue reading

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I was chosen to be cheated

      I was chosen to be cheated at a time I was upside down and life turned around and I landed on my feet. In the darkest of my nights, a highwayman cleared road free and swept me … Continue reading

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Thoughts on October 1, 2016 (flying like the Albatross)

As the new day begin, it ends here. No more tears for what is not there, no more fears, let nothing scares. What is, is maybe not enough, but it’s still something. The sunbeams touches me so gently and a … 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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Sometimes a smile is all it takes

  Sometimes a smile is all it takes. Occasionally on a street a guy comes into your field of view. He is talking with someone and then he smiles and that smile goes right to your heart and it will … 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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Songs must be sung

Elie Wiesel, who recent died July 2 at age 87, asked “will the world ever learn?” He looked what happened around and answered “no”. I’m usually keen to follow the news….       The rest of this entry is moved … Continue reading

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Alone

I didn’t want to be alone, only be left alone Badly beaten by bullies I retreaded from the people, learned hard way hard years edifying friends was not meant for me No one sees a lonely heart’s pain forced to … Continue reading

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The lilac arbours are gone, Brussels March 22, 2016

                In the 50s when I was a child, the world seemed graspable and safe. It was surely a class society, but people did not expect equality in practice back then. But yet … Continue reading

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A day in January

As often, I have spent time before noon reading online newspapers. It’s January now, the month when the light returns and the days gets longer. The dark season recedes! It is cold out and yet the sun shines bright through … Continue reading

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We will never be complete (2 poems)

(human incompleteness on two levels in life) I We will never be complete and we will die in the middle of our incompleteness, not yet done with life. Now the wicked wants to cause us so much harm as they … Continue reading

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Everybody’s talking Paris

              Everyone’s talking Paris now – the city of love and city of light – where dreams faded like dust in a blink by random killings; pale people gather for solace from living and … Continue reading

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Hassan Blasim, A refugee in the European Paradise

I’ve taken me the liberty to translate a poem By Hassan Blasim Originalets titel: Laji’ fi-l-janna al-urubiyya I read today this poem by Hassan Blasim  in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) translated into Swedish by Jonathan Morén. Hassan Blasim (born … Continue reading

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Trust / Minns alltid detta

(in Swedish below) You must always remember this: evil has many faces and disguises, but love has only one face and it is naked and hide nothing, you are sleeping now and trust hold you in its tender arms through … Continue reading

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The Crucial question

      And now it comes to this call true love not conquers it all. So then – will I go or will I stay when you ask me to look the other way? Love not covers for anything … Continue reading

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The carrier

It’s not about me and it’s not about you. But it’s about me, for you. And it is, for example, about a pair of sunglasses which reflects motions and enthusiasm in thousand souls, aroused by this man’s passionate skill, the … Continue reading

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October is here; you are gone

          So now then, it’s October and… A day as warm as in summer, a sky so blue without a single cloud. It’s windy and the wind blows and rips my hair, carefully combed before I … Continue reading

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Is this really happening in Europe, August 2015, part 1

Riot police, tear gas and knife-bearing fences against refugees from Syria. Europe’s startling refugee crisis, unparalleled perhaps since World War II, has generated all sorts of alarmist headlines. A right-wing British tabloid bemoaned the “swarms” flooding across the Channel. Anti-immigration … Continue reading

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Is this really happening in Europe, August 2015, part 2

Is this happening? In Europe 2015? – Horror and disgrace!       Is this happening? In Europe 2015? – Horror and disgrace! Is this happening? In Europe 2015? – Horror and disgrace Is this happening? In Europe 2015? – … Continue reading

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Mr Solitary Man Mystery

I said, hello Mr Solitary Man, do you still feel like lonely? No, he said. You’re with me now, that’s why I’m not alone anymore. I said, but I’m far from you. Yes, but not far from my heart, he … Continue reading

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Mercy on us all!

          They are such a lost generation, those kids now in their 20s. Wherever part of world and conditions they are set to deal with – they are the same, want it all for nothing – … Continue reading

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It will be alright

I woke up one morning in May in pretty good shape, but when I came into my living room Cesar Vallejo sat there on a park bench and looked at his left shoe toe. “No one has asked for me … Continue reading

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In the middle of the night

In the middle of the night, between yesterday and tomorrow, past and future – I’m empty as a sieve, with only one simple wish – to remain in this serene velvet black night. And it is not possible. People of … Continue reading

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