Invulnerable

Invulnerable, invulnerable
is the one who understands the Word:
Happiness and unhappiness do not exist.
There is only life and death.

And when you have learnt that and stopped hunting the
  wind
and when you have learnt that and stopped being afraid
  of the blowing wind,
then come back to me and teach me once more:
Happiness and unhappiness do not exist.
There is only life and death.

I began to spell, when my desire was born,
and will stop spelling, when my desire is at an end.
The secret of the Word
we acquire in death.


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.