All the mindful ones with their long nets
meet with a great laugh from the sea.
Friends, what are you seeking on the beach?
knowledge can never be caught,
can never be owned.
But if you fall like a drop
straight into the sea to be dissolved,
ready for any transformation -
then you shall wake with mother-of-pearl skin
and green eyes
on fields where the sea's horses graze
and be knowledge.
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.