By Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer (19312015), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is Sweden's so much acclaimed poet. recognized for sharp imagery, startling metaphors and deceptively easy diction, his luminous poems provide mysterious glimpses into the private points of humanity, usually during the lens of the flora and fauna. those new translations by way of Patty Crane, offered facet through part with the unique Swedish, are tautly rendered and skillfully cadenced. also they are deeply proficient via Crane's own courting with the poet and his spouse throughout the years she lived in Sweden, the place she was once afforded larger perception into the nuances of his poetics and the guy himself.
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Is red for the advent of sex or something more plain. 46 8 The sea works its surface. Notched and convex. It gives up its force in forms it must make. It has a grease shine. It is where they go when gone isn’t it through the known parts 47 Excursion A plinth-land of pinkish rock feldspars, we were told, fixed in with paler, blacker stone, back in the middle eon. We drove to see the ocean from that ground more pendant-blue, with more striation way out off the high old rocks flushed and shimmed, at the ends of their erosion— the ocean unlatching its wavelets wave-bracelets unlinking against the coastline going so far beyond color, the slab-land bedded with bogs, with edge-tarns catching up sun, lodged in the land thrown back from its headlands.
Notched and convex. It gives up its force in forms it must make. It has a grease shine. It is where they go when gone isn’t it through the known parts 47 Excursion A plinth-land of pinkish rock feldspars, we were told, fixed in with paler, blacker stone, back in the middle eon. We drove to see the ocean from that ground more pendant-blue, with more striation way out off the high old rocks flushed and shimmed, at the ends of their erosion— the ocean unlatching its wavelets wave-bracelets unlinking against the coastline going so far beyond color, the slab-land bedded with bogs, with edge-tarns catching up sun, lodged in the land thrown back from its headlands.
It goes on around the scalloped edge. And there are slots down which can filter the cold, condensed. And what of the claws? And what of the fibrillate furl resisting and generating itself inside the snug jacket? The text is four figures, inter-hitched or something like that, brushed inside red rules or what I do I do in my own office. , staying just outside the nest, and the child-bird stuffed beneath the mother or the mother with the father battering upward, barely catching tips but so they catch.
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