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“After a Death,” by Tomas Tranströmer

October 6, 2011

Today’s first poem left behind a long shimmering comet tail.

“After a Death” was written by this year’s Nobel Prize winner in literature, Tomas Tranströmer and was translated by Robert Bly. It is collected in Bly’s selected translations, The Winged Energy of Delight (Harper Perennial, 2005). I read it from its page on

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