Tranströmer, Tomas - Open and Closed Space
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Open and Closed Space [translated by Robert Bly]
With his work, as with a glove, a man feels the universe.
At noon he rests a while, and lays the gloves aside on a shelf.
There they suddenly start growing, grow huge
and make the whole house dark from inside.
The darkened house is out in the April winds.
'Amnesty," the grass whispers, "amnesty."
A boy runs along with an invisible string that goes right up into
There his wild dream of the future flies like a kite, bigger than
Farther to the north, you see from a hill the blue matting of fir trees
on which the shadows of the clouds
do not move.
No, they are moving.
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