Here new ways go.
Quietly let us fare.
Come, let us seek
a new flower, and fair.
Throw away what we possess!
Everything attained, complete
lifelessly oppresses us,
not worthy of dream, song and deed.
Life is that which awaits,
what one cannot know of, or speak...
Come, let us forget!
New things and fair let us seek!
into English by David McDuff in "Karin Boye: Complete poems".
Copyright © 2005:
Translation from Swedish into English: David McDuff
Published with the permission of:
David McDuff, translation.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.
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