Tranströmer, Tomas - C Major
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
C Major [translated by Robert Bly
As he stepped out into the street after a meeting with her
the snow whirled in the air.
Winter had come
while they were making love.
The night was white.
He walked fast from joy.
The streets slanted down.
everyone smiled behind turned-up collars.
How free it all was!
And all the question marks started to sing about God's life.
That's how it seemed to him.
Music was free at last
and walked through the blowing snow
with long strides.
All things around him on the way toward the note C.
A trembling needle pointing toward C.
An hour risen above anxieties.
Everyone smiled behind turned-up collars.