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Tom Kristensen Translation

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Posted - 04/06/2011 :  07:27:36 AMLuko's Poems
Tom Kristensen has made some of the most beautiful poems Denmark have been blessed with. Since most of you guys on this forum are American, you will never have the pleasure of reading his poetry. So I will translate a couple of my favourites for you, so you can get a glimpse of what can be easily considered one of my most important idols.

Like a bully with bloody hands
After fights and liquer burn
I have raised from the chains of randomness
On a bed near the edge of dispair

Asian in seize is the fear.
It has riped against immature years.
And I feel it in my heart everyday,
As if mainlands perish everyday.

But my fear must be redeemed in longing
And hallucinations of terrors and distress
I have been longing for ship disasters
And for vandalism and sudden death!

I have been longing for burning cities
And human races in flight
Against upheaval, which struck the whole world
And an earthquake which was called "The chastisement of God".

Remember this is my personal translation, and doesn't do the poem justice. Still.. Hope you enjoyed.

Edited by - Luko on 04/06/2011 07:29:41 AM

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Ronnie Doe
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Posted - 04/06/2011 :  10:28:57 AMPoems by Ronnie Doe
Luko, this is some real interesting poetry. Thanks for taking the time to translate it and share it with us.
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Posted - 04/06/2011 :  4:37:38 PMPoems by divot
It must be lost in the translation, but I still find it intresting. Thank for posting, if I'm every ask if I've read Kristensen, well hell yes.
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