Sunday, 17 January 2016

Accept It - Solveig von Schoultz

Accept it, God.
I give you my defeat.
Take in your strong hands
the knife that cut.
Cut deeper,
cut bolder. I am said to be hard.
Prise my shell loose,
the dark shell I carry.
Force in your knife
and tell me, God: is the kernel there?
I close my eyes, await the knife.

Solveig von Schoultz (1907 - 1996) Sweden
Translated by David McDuff

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