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Tranströmer, Tomas - The Man awakened by a Song above his Roof

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025696

Type of spiritual experience

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The Man awakened by a Song above his Roof [translated by Robert Bly]

Morning, May rain. The city is silent still
as a sheepherder's hut. Streets silent. And in
the sky a plane motor is rumbling bluish green.-
The window is open.

The dream of the man stretched out sleeping
becomes at that instant transparent. He turns, begins
to grope for the tool of his consciousness-
almost in space.

The source of the experience

Tranströmer, Tomas

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