Friday, October 21, 2011

Readings: A Nobel Fragment

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After explaining, in preceding stanzas, how and why “The walls are part of you”, new Nobel Laureate, Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, closes his poem “Vermeer” with this:

The airy sky has taken its place leaning against the wall.
It is like a prayer to what is empty.
And what is empty turns its face to us
And whispers:
“I am not empty, I am open.”


Very nice.
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2 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I love this.

Rodak said...

Yes, it is very beautiful.