A Poem by Mak Dizdar Translated to Swedish and English

One of my favorite poems is Slovo o Čovjeku by Mak Dizdar. It really sums up existentialism, Zen and the nature of being a human - while at the same time filling me with the right kind of spirit and insight. Here is the poem translated by me to Swedish and English. At the end of ...

‘Ord om bokstav’ poetry book

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 0 , Permalink

During the last years I had written poetry and songs in Swedish, most of it short, expanding in meaning yet concise, while others are not of few words. The idea of making folk songs, publishing a poetry book or reading out poetry live has been there all along. But not fully realized, while I've been ...

Music improvisation and fun in nature

Väg 7 This is a piece inspired by the road 7 over Hardanger. The video is based on clips from the roadtrip. Download the piece from my band camp. https://youtu.be/MX5BmQYw-JA   12-string guitar at a medieval church ruin https://youtu.be/4idr-LxTUtA   Soundscape poetry in nature https://youtu.be/Kw--lNuLSKg   A paean /ˈpiːən/ is a song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving.   The dead stone our planet was, produced ...

Ur Dröm

Saturday, July 26, 2014 0 , , Permalink

Uppspolad. Väckt av vattennivån, salt ó sand. Någonstans sjönk jag i sömn, en dröm om ett liv. Det varade länge kändes det som, då. Saltvatten inifrån, även här finns tårar. Hela livet drömde jag den återkommande stranden av uppvaknande. Nu, på denna strand spolas jag in i vakenhet. Det är såhär det blir i att kunna titta, ...

Oči

Sunday, May 18, 2014 0 , Permalink

Vidišli? Osjetiš li ljude? Koji lome suhe grane, što su duša i oči, od nekih drugih ljudi. Od kafića do globalne politike, to su zaista kukavice! Oči gledaju, ali ovaj par prožima. Oči i riječi, nisu uvijek vezani istinom. Kad se mi gledamo i vidimo, baš smo slijepi. Je li se tajne vide u očima? Zašto to ljudi direktno i negledaju – duboko u oči drugih? Je ...