Daily Archives: 8 October, 2020

Nobel poetry

Since I am very found of literature, I was interested in today´s announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2020. The American poet Louise Glück was awarded.

“For her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”

I am glad poetry was awarded. Poetry is so private and personal. Self-disclosed. To put words on emotions. Make descriptions. To explain the complicated with a few simple words. I am more into photography today. That is my poetry right now.

The Nobel prize in literature is also political. It says a lot about the current political winds in the world. In some parts of the world people are suppressed by the regime. You are not allowed to write freely. However, I am lucky since we have freedom of speech, and not the least press freedom in Sweden. In brief, internet freedom.

Writing is beautiful and I must say that I love languages. I can listen to a language, not understand anything, and still I find it fascinating. Words, intonations and the whole melody of the language. That is why I liked when Bob Dylan was awarded 2016. Music and poetry belong together.

And don´t forget – stay safe! 🐾