Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thought for the Day

Two truths approach each other. One comes from inside,
the other from outside, and where they meet we have 
a chance to catch sight of ourselves.
~ From "Preludes" by Tomas Transtromer

Tomas Transtromer (b. 1931), Swedish Poet, Winner of 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tomas Transtromer Website (Official Website)

Criticism: Paul Batchelor, "New Collected Poems by Tomas Transtromer - Review", The Guardian; Bill Coyle, "Anchor in the Shadows", Contemporary Poetry Review; Dave Bonta, "Poet in the Forest: Tomas Transtromer", Via Negativa; Ken Worpole, "The Poetry of Tomas Transtromer", The Penniless Press; "20 Poems by Tomas Transtromer", The Owls

Tomas Transtromer on FaceBook

* The translations at Blackbird, by Patty Crane, are of 18 poems from Transtromer's 1996 Sorgegondolen (Sorrow Gondola). They include some marvelous Haiku poems. The versions in Swedish are provided at the same page.


Ruth said...

Thank you! The opening quote is enough to be happy for this introduction. I just watched a YouTube of James Hillman on the puer and senex, and this is very much what he said.

S. Etole said...

It can be a bit of a collision at times!