Tomas Tranströmer

(15 April 1931 / Stockholm)

Poems of Tomas Tranströmer

1. After a Death 10/7/2011
2. National Insecurity 10/7/2011
3. November in the Former DDR 10/7/2011
4. Outskirts 10/7/2011
5. The Couple 12/23/2011
6. The Indoors is Endless 10/7/2011

Outskirts

Men in overalls the same color as earth rise from a ditch.
It's a transitional place, in stalemate, neither country nor city.
Construction cranes on the horizon want to take the big leap,
but the clocks are against it.
Concrete piping scattered around laps at the light with cold tongues.
Auto-body shops occupy old barns.
Stones throw shadows as sharp as objects on the moon surface.
And these sites keep on getting bigger
like the land bought with Judas' silver: 'a potter's field for

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