Tranströmer, Tomas - After a death
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
After a Death
Once there was a shock
that left behind a long, shimmering comet tail.
It keeps us inside. It makes the TV pictures snowy.
It settles in cold drops on the telephone wires.
One can still go slowly on skis in the winter sun
through brush where a few leaves hang on.
They resemble pages torn from old telephone directories.
Names swallowed by the cold.
It is still beautiful to hear the heart beat
but often the shadow seems more real than the body.
The samurai looks insignificant
beside his armor of black dragon scales.
The source of the experienceTranströmer, Tomas
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing left handed
Believing in the spiritual world
Squash the big I am