Bright Scythe: Selected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer - download pdf or read online

By Tomas Tranströmer

ISBN-10: 1941411223

ISBN-13: 9781941411223

Tomas Tranströmer (1931–2015), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is Sweden's so much acclaimed poet. identified for sharp imagery, startling metaphors and deceptively uncomplicated diction, his luminous poems provide mysterious glimpses into the private elements of humanity, frequently during the lens of the wildlife. those new translations by way of Patty Crane, provided aspect through facet with the unique Swedish, are tautly rendered and skillfully cadenced. also they are deeply expert by way of Crane's own courting with the poet and his spouse through the years she lived in Sweden, the place she used to be afforded better perception into the nuances of his poetics and the fellow himself.

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Elegant Old Pederast His cigarettes exuded sandalwood; the case, of course, was Fabergé. When he lisped and when he kissed, he would, when he could, insert un peu de français.  Lawrence, Priest of Love He thought he'd written love's catechism, but his catechizing only shows us he chewed the meat of fanaticism while fingering the rectum of Venus.  Romance Novelist The valley of her breasts and their hot tops heave, quiver, and glisten like chicken fat when she starts to lecture her pretty fops on her art, her struggle, her this and that.

In fact, everybody seemed to forget about him after she said he went off to dentist school. And Little Lillian and the man she met at the truckstop started the Christian Radio Club and in five years had saved enough souls to open CRC Bible College right next to her tabernacle. And Little Lillian was president for years, president so long she forgot who Jesus was, thought He might have been a little potato-colored idiot, so long the college had to change its name to CTVC Bible College, so long her toenails turned inward, and her bowels stopped and she seemed to grow smaller and smaller until she was hardly there, hardly as big as a pea or a splinter from the Cross, so small and lost in the blue waves of her blankets, lost, drifting, and as castaway as her sin.

Manhattan Weekly Traveler, February 8, 1852 The hogs and hounds of a rotting god could not drive me from Christ's own land, and they've eaten my galled rebuke and tasted Christ's command. Under His iron sandaled fury I've broken the breastbone of sin.  And though torn for such blessing, we are risen and radiant; torn in the flaming trial we have risen from the furnace whole, weighed but not wanting in the days that draw the stations of our blessing. And now the sunflowers rise and sway for us.

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