Tranströmer, Tomas - To Friends behind a Border
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
To Friends behind a Border [translated by Robert Bly]
I wrote sparsely to you. But everything I couldn't say
swelled up like some old-fashioned hot-air balloon
and disappeared finally in the night sky.
Now the censor has my letter. He turns on his light.
My words, alarmed, fly up like monkeys in a cage,
rattle the bars, hold still, and show their teeth.
Read between the lines. We'll meet two hundred years from now
when the microphones in the hotel walls are useless
and can finally fall asleep and be trilobites.
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