Friday, June 18, 2010

Steps Down to the Boat


                               
This is from a poem of the Swedish playwright, novelist and essayist August Strindberg (1849-1912).

He fled from devastation

and steered his steps down to
the boat. Footprints in the sand !

He cursed and wanted to flee, but

then he noticed that he was cursing
himself and then he under-
stood why the gulls and the viper
and the others fled, and he trod
again in his own tracks, for surely
he couldn't flee from himself.

Monday, June 7, 2010