Tranströmer, Tomas - from Along the Lines (Far North)
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
from Along the Lines (Far North)
Sun glints from the frozen river.
This is the roof of the earthball.
I sit on an overturned boat pulled up on shore,
and swallow the silence-potion.
I am slowly turning.
A wheel stretches out endlessly, it is turning.
The hub is here, is nearly
Some movement farther out: tracks in the snow
words that begin to slide
past building fronts
There's a hum of traffic from the highway
as well as the silent traffic
of the dead as they return.
Farther out: tragic masks bracing the wind,
the roar of acceleration. Still farther away
where the last words of love evaporate-
raindrops that creep slowly
down steel wings . . .
The source of the experienceTranströmer, Tomas
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsGreat Work, the
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing left handed
Believing in the spiritual world
Squash the big I am