Words But No Language

12 May, 2012 at 09:52 | Posted in Culture, Spirituality, thoughts of the day | Leave a comment
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“From March 1979”

Weary of all who come with words, words but no language
I make my way to the snow-covered island.
The untamed has no words.
The unwritten pages spread out on every side!
I come upon the tracks of deer in the snow.
Language but no words.
– Tomas Tranströmer


• A poem by the 2011 Nobel prize for literature winner. The poem is translated from Swedish by Robin Fulton from New Collected Poems, translated by Robin Fulton (Bloodaxe Books, 2011)

More:Tomas Tranströmer – My Nobel prize-winning hero – The literature prize means the world of poetry can finally raise a glass to salute this humble man – guardian.co.uk


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