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A hill of beans in a crazy world

He said: Well, if it’s not important for you to meet me, I won’t come! I said: It’s not important for me to see you but I believe it’s important for you. Yet I would like to see you. But … Continue reading

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Three times, three roses

        Lars Forssell  (Swedish poet) (1928–2007) Odysseus på Ithaca (from the poetry collection Telegram, 1957) In the Greek tale, the hero is captured on the island Ogygia by the beautiful nymph Calypso who seduces him with her love … Continue reading

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Heart wrapped in barbed wire

          I read your letter, roses sweet with thorns thoroughly hidden in thin silk paper. I grieve your heart wrapped in barbed wire! What you have you don’t want and what you want is far away. … Continue reading

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And it may be you will love two

And it may be you will love two men And one you have and the other not And you swallow the latter his bitter words, as you not want to see him go And yet you still drink the sweetness … Continue reading

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Ambiguous love (feeling trapped)

He asked me if I had written something at my blog that same day and I said no. “No poems?” he asked and “No!” I said. “Why?”  he queried. “I have nothing to write about” I said unhappy. “So what … Continue reading

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Hedgehog men

          He sent me a photo and he had a chin like a hedgehog. He said “You can kiss me as much as you want!” “Oh thanks,” I said in fear. “Yet I don’t!”     … Continue reading

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I met him on the internet

          I met him on the internet, and that is something I will always regret. He had pics of sparkling eyes, a lovely smile. Charmed, I was thinking I will chat for a while. But soon … Continue reading

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She wants him differently and he wants her as she should be

                She’s his first love, he told her. He is a pain in her ass but she can’t tell him and thereof she feels like she’s a burning bush in a blinded desert. … Continue reading

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All I could write was because of you

A tribute to all (female and male) muses that give the romantic poets the ink in their pens (An attempt to translate “L’encre de tes yeux” by Francis Cabrel to Swedish and English. I’ve put the Swedish translation first as … Continue reading

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You fill my dreams with desires!

  Du är inte ett dugg trevlig, men alldeles för svår! Men ändå får du blodet att rinna ned till mina lår, och för att säga sanningen, också vad där emellan. Uttröttad snubblar jag och faller på mina egna tår, … Continue reading

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A romantic dream in color

I heard it said in the old days it’s rare to dream in color. But I now read on the web it’s rather the opposite? I don’t know if it is true or not. My dreams usually vanish from my … Continue reading

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Play it again, Sam!

  I said: Sam, see you in Casablanca! And he shrank to a boy’s voice in a phone with a lousy connection and vanished in the night. Now it’s late and I’m running out of time, but still I’ve that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Dismissed body, missed (+ one haiku)

  I have so many photos of you: You are a wholesaler in selfies: I take one to see what I sell out: You stand by a swimming pool wearing only swim shorts and showing off a lot of your … Continue reading

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Igloo wish, December knocking

  I do wish you the best: a better job, safe with good salary and a future, a home that’s warm, loving woman a couple of kids and a good health. But if you still will say you just want … Continue reading

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Life and love

  It’s easy understanding love get difficulties to survive in daily life for those poor who hardly have money for the day and are forced to live in a pitiful hut there rain comes freely through an airy roof, no … Continue reading

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Voices speaking to the melancholy Swedish soul

It’s the underlying lost melancholy white tune in Springsteen and Harris voices beyond any lyrics, music sets and genres. It sneaks out on you, forces itself on you, it’s you far from forged reality grilles. And it tells of the … Continue reading

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And if!

  And if one day my hands cannot reach for you and you will be gone or never came my way, my heart will still reach out for you. And if one day my eyes cannot catch you anymore, the … Continue reading

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Impossible love

  When I think of him (all the time!)… there’s not so much about having distinct thoughts as about a constant inner awareness, perceiving his existence. He is a living presence in my soul. Living streaming water… But when this … Continue reading

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Moving, still steady

I’ve lived in this house for ten years but for the last years I’ve mostly been online, it all while I tried to shake off my feelings of wearing a cooling suit of loneliness and desolation. Solitude has for long … Continue reading

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A love story

                I know it is crazy you and I can be one and we. Yet every inch of my skin talks and tells about you exception for my feral and numb feet. The … Continue reading

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Sometimes I sense your presence in my room

        Sometimes I sense your presence in my room as if you actually were here with me and close. Over time, I’ve had to give up my attempts to be sensible and wise about us and give … Continue reading

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Children of divorce, left behind

Children of divorce, left behind. When one or both parents find new love, they cut off the past: what’s old luggage comes last. And children can be neglected, needing loving care is rejected. I was talking on phone with my … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The rose searched another thing

A poem by Federico Garcia Lorca 1898 – 1936 De la rosa / From the Rose       The rose didn’t search the aurora: almost eternal on its branch, searched another thing. The rose didn’t search science or shadow: … Continue reading

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The persistent presence of your absence

The persistent presence of your absence: you are never in my room, but always in my heart! We are living with longing, you and I, not with each other such we desire! Dazzling days, the dark and lonely nights. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A perfect woman’s dilemma

              Through the sound of murmuring voices from people in audiences who talk and walk and eat and dance and maybe don’t care of anything that matters strong voices sings from the big scenes … Continue reading

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February Sun

        The sun is shining, the birds are singing They think it’s spring, but we know better It’ll take time for our spring to come to us.

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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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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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He’s a daydreamer, he’s a dream of love

              Her lover is a keen daydreamer and he’s dreaming about their daily life, like they hope it will be one day and in his secret life he imagine how they make dinner together, … Continue reading

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Two dreamers in the night

      I said to my son last night “they killed King, they killed the Kennedy brothers, so why no one kill that disgusting Kim?” The best to say about that beast, he has reduced your daily life’s little … Continue reading

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I’m thinking of my Romeo

  I’m scattered and uninspired to words, because I’m ambivalent and uncertain about you, you my beloved brother in my heart. Just as identical twins I can feel how your thoughts embrace me now in this very moment. Yet, it … 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 … 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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Music across borders

                  (This entry is dedicated to a bearded man close to me)     Sweden has not only a big export music industry. We have also many great singers and song writers, … Continue reading

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Walking along the wall

Walking along the wall trying to see the light don’t want to dig a devil’s ditch but living is hard, once a dreamer now aged and scarred yet every heart is a bird longing for to use its wings and … 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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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 flying 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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Long-distance love with care

          That night she wore eyeglasses with a navy colored frame and a mint green T-shirt without sleeves and he said she looked lovely and that he wanted to take off her glasses to kiss her … 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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My “ugly” Arabic lover!

My “ugly” Arabic lover! His eyes are far too deep! He laughs ways 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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An election victory for love and common sense?

“All for love”, or was it an election victory  to promote common sense? Well, but who except for a Frenchman could vote and live for both love and common sense? Whoever and whatever Macron will show to be as a … 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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The end of a love story (I hope you will burn in hell!)

There is a nice poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (the man who also wrote the novel “Treasure Island”). The poem is called “Love What Is Love”: LOVE – what is love? A great and aching heart; Wrung hands; and silence; … 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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Once we were young and pretty

Once we were young and pretty, but now we’re old and what then rose high and proudly is now grey and dried, low and slow and life has become a struggle with our bodies failures. Although we have lost the … Continue reading

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