The poems below are published with kind permission by David McDuff from
his book "Karin Boye: Complete Poems". For other translations
see the start page for the english translations.
For the Tree's Sake (1935)
Nowhere Walpurgis Night You Call For People Cherub That Hour The Night's Deep Violoncello Yes, Of Course It Hurts A Stillness Expanded You Are The Seed If I Could Follow You Blonde Morning Ripe As A Fruit Farewell Now I Know My Skin Is Full Of Butterflies The Tree Beneath The Earth Our Eyes Are Our Fate Confession Prayer To The Sun Young Wills Whine The Doorway Idyll For The Hour Of Great Humiliation Pyre Invulnerable Knowledge Dwarf Pine The Mouths Sea Prayer The Way Is Narrow The Wanderer In The Desert Your Warmth Legend Eternity
Published with the permission
David McDuff, translation.
Ulf Boye, copyright of the Swedish original.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.
For more information, please visit the website
of David McDuff and his
own pages with the translations.