Translations by David McDuff

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.


Hidden Lands (1924)

Elemental Spirits
The Thorn
Summer Day
The Way Home
To the Sea
Guiding Principle
The Stars
The Unknown one
Happy He that has Gods
To a Poet
The Great Multitude
Learn to be Silent
The Invisible Things
To Sleep
New Ways
Unscathed
Spring Song
The Stars' Solance
Evening Stillness
Victory
The Child
The Spring Water
You Shall Thank
Grandfather
Some Hearts are Treasures
Tonight the Heaven has no Garb
The Wanderer
Wish
To a Friend
Burning Candeles
Songs About Fate
’Sir and Elves
The Tree
The Shield-Maiden


Copyright © 2005:
Translation from Swedish into English: David McDuff
Swedish original: Ulf Boye

Published with the permission of:
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.