Take time out to salute Tomas Tranströmer - Poet and Hero
Tomas Tranströmer in wheelchair
The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer has finally been given the international recognition he deserves with this week’s awarding of the 2011 Nobel prize for literature. There is an excellent article in yesterday's Guardian for those who wish to find out more about him -
A very dear friend of mine from Sweden and her husband were kind enough to send me Tranströmer’s Samlede Dikter - his collected works. It is one of my most treasured possessions. I have taken one of my favourite poems from this book, Romanska bågar – "Roman arches" and translated it as a celebration of this week’s award.
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