September 29, 2010

Edith Södergran


Edith Södergran
Edith Irene Södergran (4 April 1892 – 24 June 1923) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet. (wiki).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_S%C3%B6dergran

One of her most famous poems is “On Foot I Had to Cross the Solar System”:

On foot
I had to cross the solar system
before I found the first thread of my red dress.
I sense myself already.
Somewhere in space hangs my heart,
shaking in the void, from it stream sparks
into other intemperate hearts.

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