The Half-Finished Heaven Poem by Tomas Tranströmer

The Half-Finished Heaven



Despondency breaks off its course.
Anguish breaks off its course.
The vulture breaks off its flight.

The eager light streams out,
even the ghosts take a draught.

And our paintings see daylight,
our red beasts of the ice-age studios.

Everything begins to look around.
We walk in the sun in hundreds.

Each man is a half-open door
leading to a room for everyone.

The endless ground under us.

The water is shining among the trees.

The lake is a window into the earth.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Beverly Dahlen 24 September 2018

Kenneth Brannagh (as Kurt Wallander) reads this poem at the end of the Wallander TV series.

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Ken Hutchison. 02 March 2019

He did. It was a wonderful rendition and gave the poem even more life.

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A precious gift this poetry to the readers and likes

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