Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Kjell Espmark: 'Jag var vad man kallade "synsk"'



I was what one used to call ‘clairvoyant’

and sometimes got a glimpse of what was to come.

And so I knew about the disc 

that one day will be sent out into space

with the entire history of the human race

from the poets Sappho and Einstein

to the tragic misunderstanding.

When it is played on the distant planet

a mistake is made about the speed

so that what had taken a hundred years

has to make do with a minute.

It sounds like the late-summer crickets in the meadow.

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