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Tranströmer, Tomas - from Along the Lines (Far North)

Identifier

025711

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

from Along the Lines (Far North)

I.
Sun glints from the frozen river.
This is the roof of the earthball.
Silence.

I sit on an overturned boat pulled up on shore,
and swallow the silence-potion.
I am slowly turning.

II.
A wheel stretches out endlessly, it is turning.
The hub is here, is nearly
motionless....

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
the rushing

where the last words of love evaporate-
raindrops that creep slowly
down steel wings . . .

The source of the experience

Tranströmer, Tomas

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Great Work, the

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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