TOMAS MIKAEL BÄCK
KJELL WESTÖ (ANDERS HED)
AGNETA ENCKELL (b. 1957) has published seven collections of poems since 1983. . Enckell has also written works of text/sound/music for stage and radio in co-operation with composer Patrick Kosk. Among these works are Ord har hål (Words have holes, 1990), No Solution (1996), Icebice/paradis (1999), No Name (2000).
|THROUGH HOLES, GLASS AND STONE
that birds, the source. a man’s face. interrupted. where are you, mother! almost audible. breath. during time, during what is, time’s surface. where the birds. their fluttering wings that are mirrored in the man’s face. when he sinks his face in the grass.
in her the naked stone, limitless. like a heart, a cry. it is a restlessness. a muddy sound in one hand she holds a bird of prey. the earth-soiled hand caresses his lips. soft lips. lips part. open. she has earth under her nails. the bird of prey
sings a love song, about all that was left undone.
the cruelty in our faces it is. “in love for this man and the despair that rises from it I see what evil one can do to one’s child. with a tenderness so great” it is the cut in the stone where all beginning is pulsing. it is the child sleeping there like a young bird, with blue eyelids. it is love so great that a cry of despair.
Nearer to God
towards the earth
a shimmering wing
something has been taken from...
the light breaks in faces
someone walked out of me
break the face
that birds, the source
a cry that cuts
there was something I refused
and it happens