At The Bottom Of Things
I read in the paper that someone had died.
someone whom I knew by name.
She lived, as I, wrote books, as I, became old,
and now she is dead.
Think to be dead now and to have left
everything behind oneself,
anguish, horror and loneliness, and the
But a great justice lies hidden at the bottom of
We all have mercy to await - a gift that no one
Translated into English
by Jenny Nunn in "To a friend".
Copyright © 1997:
Translation from Swedish into English: Jenny Nunn
Published with the permission of:
Jenny Nunn, translation.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.