I’m sharing a poem of Tomas Tranströmer today (translation: Robin Fulton).
I’m checking a lot of poetry books lately, because I’m planning to publish my own book/poems Legs: A Global Perspective on Society (October).
I have been walking for a long time
on the frozen Ostergotland fields.
I have not seen a single person.
In other parts of the world
there’re people who are born, live and die
in a perpetual crowd.
To be always visible – to live
in a swarm of eyes –
a special expression must develop.
Face coated with clay.
The murmuring rises and falls
while they divide up among themselves
the sky, the shadows, the sand grains.
I must be alone
ten minutes in the morning
and ten minutes in the evening.
– Without a program.
Everyone is queuing at everyone’s door.
Also, my new interview will be posted on the Jas Raj blog (soon 🕺): Words, by Jasraj
I planned to use sketches and drawings of Fredrik Soderqvist for my upcoming poetry book, but I decided to go with photography (at least for the first shot, plus, I bought a new camera and lenses 😉)… but check his drawings on Insta (plus website: Gallery – and give him a follow if you are on IG 📚☕️💃🕺).
Last but not least, my book So Absurd It Must Be True …goes to Frankfurt Book Fair in October 💜 ->> 2019
For my grumpy readers
Grumpy Reader: What? Someone is rated it 5 stars? Wait, let me come over to fix this!!!
Ray: Is it you again? Do you ever rest? Let me remind you, this books has been written in nonlinear narrative and…
Grumpy Reader: Bullshit! I read 7 first words and all of them were written in 1 damn line!
Ray: So are we going for 1 star today or 2?
Grumpy Reader: If I could give you a ‘minus 1 star’, I would.
Ray: Very generous of you. See you soon?
Grumpy Reader: Nope. I really really really hate your books! Never again, I’m giving you my word!
Ray: My next book will be published in October… come over for a tea and a chat. Ah, and bring that 1 star of yours, seems she need some proper ‘feeding’.
Grumpy Reader: Ok, I’ll be there.
And yes, yes, yes… Ray is on the way to check your posts 📚
Next – Left Hand Clara (short story/idea for the book)