Everything, Everything I Owned.

Everything, everything I owned
was yours more than mine.
Everything I most dearly wanted
was yours, yours, yours.

I told you out loud
what no-one else in the world knew.
On endless paths
were you my solitude.

I lay awake at night
and thought nothing,
breathed, I felt you, you.
You were all around.

Lifeless is life,
when you are not there.
The world is an immense shell,
which has no core.


Translated into English by Jenny Nunn in "To a friend".

Swedish original



Copyright © 1997:
Translation from Swedish into English: Jenny Nunn

Published with the permission of:
Jenny Nunn, translation.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.