Tranströmer, Tomas - The Man awakened by a Song above his Roof
Type of spiritual experience
A description of the experience
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.