Berke

Berke

 

Bakom mörkret

Ville Viklund

Björkar går försiktigt

ut på natten,

deras armar

i marschställning.

Agterdonker

Berke loop versigtig

uit die nag,

hulle arms

in marsjeer-houding.

.

Agter hulle

rol die sagte wiele

van misbanke

oor die onsigbare landskap.

Dáár is lig nie tuis nie.

.

In die huis sonder kleur,

in die kombuis

sonder mense,

op die bed

wat onafwendbaar wentel

om die ongesiene donker son:

lê sy, kykend

na die paralellogram van die venster,

teoreties daar.

Hy, langs haar,

haal slapend asem,

werk met mistieke rekenaars

om die naderende Ragnarök

waar te neem.

Uit Sweeds vertaal deur De Waal Venter

Ville Viklund

Born 1952.05.07

Prof Ville Viklund (1952 – ) lives with his wife in Ystad, Sweden. His poetry is written mostly in Swedish (some in other Germanic languages). He has published very little of his extensive oeuvre, as he is reportedly convinced that the general public would find his work unpalatable.

He has been quoted as saying: “Not everybody likes garlic”.

The couple have several grownup children and a scattering of grandchildren.

He is an extraordinary professor of Linguistics at Malmö University.

Ystad (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈyːsta(d)])[2] is a town and the seat of Ystad Municipality in Skåne CountySweden. Ystad had 18,350 inhabitants in 2010.[1] The settlement dates back to the 11th century and has become a busy ferryport, local administrative centre and tourist attraction. 

Prof. Viklund grows specialised allium vegetables hydroponically on his smallholding on the outskirts of Ystad. He markets to a select consumer group of organic vegetable consumers.

Wikipedia:

Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes hundreds of species, including the cultivated oniongarlicscallionshallotleek, and chives. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic,[4][5] and the type species for the genus is Allium sativum which means “cultivated garlic”.[6]

 

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Poet, author, translator Grandfather of five. Bonsai grower.
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