TO YOU

 
You my despair and my strength,
you took all the life I controlled,
and because you demanded everything,
you gave back a thousandfold.
 
                                          

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

Swedish original



Copyright © 2005:
Translation from Swedish into English: David McDuff

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

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