Writing

Somewhere I have never travelled

May 7th, 2022 Posted In: Writing

(Somewhere I have never travelled – beyond any experience – e.e. cummings) I will travel to that foreign country That is you I will set down my roots there Precariously I will accustom myself To the strangeness That is you I will leave behind the ties And the comfort that is warm I will leave […]

Gardening with children

During 2019, I ran a gardening project together with Lina Hirsch, head gardener at Slottsträdgården in Malmö. We worked with five primary schools in Malmö, with children aged six to ten. This is the story of what we did – Report on gardening with children (in Swedish) – The report is in Swedish. The layout […]

Ecoptic

September 17th, 2017 Posted In: Writing Tags: 2017, Birth, Children, Death, Poetry

Ectopic So missus, how are you? Going home now, that’s fine You wait two months now Before trying again Aye right son, trying again As if my battered bones Will ever move again without creaking After that guid hiding After that nasty surprise That dragged me out of bed And threw me out to sea […]

Vikings

September 17th, 2017 Posted In: Writing Tags: 2017, Language, Poetry, Scotland, Swedish

Vikings Learning Swedish, I had a head start In this language studded With words I already know A Christmas cake plump with raisins The German words lost their Z and SCH Smoothed and polished away like stones on a beach Thanks to Konung Jean Bernadotte, An elev goes to school And you buy a biljet […]