THEY STOLE YOUR THOUGHT
FROM YOU

 
They stole your thought from you? - You frighten me,
                         blasphemer!
Who wants to own the mind is the mind's treacherous schemer!
Deep must the soul bow down to enter the kingdom's doors.
Perhaps you can become truth's - but truth can never be yours.
 
 

Translated into English by David McDuff in "Karin Boye: Complete poems".

Swedish original



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Translation from Swedish into English: David McDuff

Published with the permission of:
David McDuff, translation.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.

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