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Author: TRANSTROMER, TOMAS
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Transtromer, Tomas    Poet's Biography
45 poems available by this author


AFTER A DEATH    Poem Text    
First Line: Once there was a shock
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AIR MAIL    Poem Text    
First Line: On the hunt for a letter-box
Last Line: No one makes it his own
Subject(s): Letters; Postal Service; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


ALLEGRO    Poem Text    
First Line: I play haydn after a black day
Subject(s): Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)


BELOW ZERO    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Life


BERCEUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: I am a mummy at rest in the blue coffin of the forests
Last Line: See the cities beneath them glitterring like the gold of the goths
Subject(s): Airplane Accidents; Aviation & Aviators; Death; Travel; Air Crashes; Aeronautics - Accidents; Airplane Collisions; Dead, The; Journeys; Trips


BLACK POSTCARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: The calendar full, future unknown
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


BREATHING SPACE JULY    Poem Text    
First Line: The man who lies on his back under huge trees
Subject(s): Transience; Impermanence


DEEP IN EUROPE    Poem Text    
First Line: I a dark hull floating between two lock-gates
Last Line: The blackened cathedral, heavy as a moon, causes ebbs and flows
Subject(s): Cities; Europe; Streets; Travel; Urban Life; Avenues; Journeys; Trips


EARLY MAY STANZAS    Poem Text    
First Line: A may wood. The invisible removal load
Last Line: The load is burning with chilly flames
Subject(s): Birds; May (Month); Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers


EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: The buildings of capital, the hives of the killer bees
Last Line: And flew when no one was looking. He had to have his life again
Subject(s): Life


FEMALE PORTRAIT, 19TH CENTURY    Poem Text    
First Line: Her voice is stifled in the clothing. Her eyes
Subject(s): Pictures; Portraits


FIRST WIND OF AUTUMN    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a wind blowing
Subject(s): Wind; Autumn; Fall


FROM AN AFRICAN DIARY (1963)    Poem Text    
First Line: In the painting of the kitsch congolese artists
Variant Title(s): An African Diary (1963), Sels
Subject(s): Diaries


GOGOL    Poem Text    
First Line: Jacket worn and shabby like a pack of wolves
Subject(s): Fireflies; Glowworms


GOLDEN WASP    Poem Text    
First Line: The blindworm that legless lizard flows along the porch step
Last Line: The dark bat has left my face and is scissoring around in summer's bright space
Subject(s): Insects; Bats


HOMEWARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: A telephone call ran out in the night and glittered
Subject(s): Home


ICELANDIC HURRICANE    Poem Text    
First Line: No earth tremor, but a skyquake. Turner could have painted it, secured by rope
Subject(s): Hurricanes


IZMIR AT THREE O'CLOCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Just ahead in the almost empty street
Subject(s): Scottish Translations


LONELINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: One evening in february I came near to dying here
Subject(s): Solitude


MADRIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: I inherited a dark wood where I seldom go. But a day will come when
Last Line: Shift on the clothesline
Subject(s): Spring


MEDIEVAL MOTIF       
First Line: Beneath our spell-binding play of faces there waits
Subject(s): Games; Poetry & Poets; Time; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


NATIONAL INSECURITY    Poem Text    
First Line: The under secretary leans forward and draws an x
Subject(s): Politics & Government


OUTSKIRTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Men in overalls the same color as earth rise from a ditch


PRELUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Awakening is a parachute jump from the dream.
Subject(s): Skydiving


REPLY TO A LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: In the bottom drawer I find a letter which arrived for the first time twenty- six years ago
Subject(s): Letters; Time


ROMANESQUE ARCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Inside the huge romanesque church the tourists jostled in the half-darkness
Last Line: And inside each of them vault opened behind vault endlessly
Subject(s): Churches; Rome, Italy; Tourists; Travel; Cathedrals; Journeys; Trips


SIX WINTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the black hotel a child is asleep
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Memory; War; Graveyards; Dead, The


SOLITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Right here I was nearly killed one night in february
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Solitude; Loneliness


STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: The man on a walk suddenly meets the old
Subject(s): Storms


STREETS IN SHANGHAI    Poem Text    
First Line: The white butterfly in the park is read by many
Last Line: Wounds we don't know about
Subject(s): Shanghai, China


SYROS    Poem Text    
First Line: In syros' harbor leftover cargo steamers lay waiting
Subject(s): Ships - Abandoning Of; Syros Island, Greece


THE BLUE HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is night with glaring sunshine. I stand in the woods and look towards my hous
Subject(s): Houses; Time


THE COUPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The under secretary leans forward and draws an x
Subject(s): Love


THE FORGOTTEN CAPTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: We have many shadows. I was walking home
Subject(s): Battleships; Boats; Bombs; Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; War; Dead, The; Ocean


THE HALF-FINISHED HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Cowardice breaks off its path
Subject(s): Scottish Translations


THE INDOORS IS ENDLESS    Poem Text    
First Line: It's spring in 1827, beethoven / hoists his death-mask and sails off
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Death; Music & Musicians; Soul; Dead, The


THE NIGHTINGALE IN BADELUNDA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the green midnight at the nightingale's northern limit
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales


THE OUTPOST    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm ordered out in a heap of stones
Subject(s): Scottish Translations


THE SCATTERED CONGREGATION    Poem Text    
First Line: We got ready and showed our home
Subject(s): Churches; Men; Cathedrals


TO FRIENDS BEHIND A FRONTIER    Poem Text    
First Line: I wrote so meagerly to you. But what I couldn't write
Subject(s): Freedom; Letters; Liberty


TRACKS    Poem Text    
First Line: Night, two o'clock: moonlight. The train has stopped
Variant Title(s): Track
Subject(s): Railroads; Railways; Trains


TWO CITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: There is a stretch of water, a city on each side
Subject(s): Swimming & Swimmers


UNDER PRESSURE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


VERMEER    Poem Text    
First Line: No protected world - just behind the wall the noise begins
Last Line: I am not empty, I am open
Subject(s): Vermeer, Jan (1632-1675); Walls


WINTER'S GAZE    Poem Text    
First Line: I lean like a ladder and with my face
Subject(s): Winter