Everything Contains You

Everything contains you,  more than a deadly
  toll.
You are light and darkness in a double bowl.

How one shimmers naked and cool.
Air of mother-of-pearl over water of pale opal.
Seeing, seen,
dressed for the day
dawn slowly opens its oyster shell.

But the other broods quiet and dusky,
also an oyster, but down deep where the sea is
  still.
Unopened,
since the end of creation
defending the secret room of a mother's
  slumber.

Everything is you, the whole of my essence's
  goal.
You are the day and night in a double bowl.


Translated into English by Jenny Nunn in "To a friend".

Swedish original



Copyright © 1997:
Translation from Swedish into English: Jenny Nunn

Published with the permission of:
Jenny Nunn, translation.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.