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Åsa Andersson

53 years old from Sweden


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"But In Contentment . . ."

2015-08-27
Beautiful bird metaphor, well executed. As always a delight to read your poetry.


IMPERFERCT

2015-08-26
Perfect is for dead people, a wise person told me. I think it is true. How boring if everything and everyone were perfect all the time.


I WONTED

2015-08-26
I agree. There is huge power in learning the difference between want and need, and also between "I cannot" and "I do not want to".


YAHWEH AND ASHERAH

2015-08-25
Priceless. Thanks for making my day. :-)


YAHWEH A TYPICAL BLOKE!?

2015-08-25
This made me laugh. Thank you Ken! :-)


Pictures In A Country Antique Shop

2015-08-25
As always you produce a text that seems effortless and calm, yet so laden with emotion and layers.

Thank you.


A Brief Note To A Poet Long Dead

2015-08-06
Exquisite.

I always look forward to one more poem from you. Thank you!


pssst...(from my fingers 2 your fingers)

2015-08-06
And a lovely dance they did.

So true, what you write. And amazing how written words can communicate over time and distance...


CHATING SAT OUT SIDE THE SUNRISE CAFE

2015-08-06
This made me smile.

Funny: Yesterday, on an impulse, I pulled out Good Omens from my book shelf to read - again. One of those books I keep returning to.


Night World

2015-08-01
This has a real Blade Runner feel to it. Dark, but I like it.


WHEN A WILD AND FREE ANIMAL

2015-07-31
We so often relate only to individuals that we feel we "know" somehow, whether it is an animal or a human being. Once we realize there is a Name to someone, it is much more difficult to look away.

One can only hope that Cecil the lion's fate will help to prevent other nameless lions being killed for fun...


WE DONT ALWAYS KNOW OUR SELFS

2015-07-30
To complicate things further, it seems that nurture can change nature even as we age - epigenetics.


...to end all...

2015-06-15
Powerful imagery of a horrible war. Creeping ever closer these days...


At A Remove

2015-05-29
Very ominous and yeatsean. (Is that a word?)

Excellently crafted. I love it!


jag talar engelska in a floridian flat

2015-05-28
Välkommen till svenska språket, Thomas!

I love learning foreign languages. Their different takes on reality overlap and expand and give me perspectives I could never have imagined på svenska alone.


Illumination

2015-05-21
This is so beautiful.

I love how the setting of the sun - the arrival of darkness - to brings about illumination.


What Godzilla Uses For Breath Fresheners

2015-05-06
Thank you! I really needed this. :)


solitude

2015-05-03
I like how you worked with the S sounds all through the text.

I also like the ambiguity and the opposites, and especially the final phrase.

solitude is its own
price paid


YESTERDAY I HUGGED A MIGRANT

2015-05-02
Beautiful way to show how important it is to see the human being, not the labels we like to put on "the other". And also to see that We can very quickly become Them.


Coming To The End Of A Long Journey (revised)

2015-05-02
I come back to read and re-read.

"the faint moment of quiet between each ringing reverberation"
- this is what I think you have acheived with your words.


night

2015-03-24
It seems all our vulnerabilities surface at night... Maybe the right answer is to "tough it out", build strenght of character ya da ya ya da. No, I don't agree. If there someone there who can hold you - let them do it, is what I say. :)


This Evening

2015-03-24
I've come back to read this several times. There is a quietness that I like a lot. Also how cats forever keep us in the real world, and remind us about the really important stuff - keeping cats happy.


SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

2015-03-04
Your spring poem brings hope - it is snowing outside my window right now. :)


Eternal Rain

2015-03-04
Forever is a long time. Lovely haiku.


Blueberry

2015-03-01
It is so easy to take things for granted, and never stop to think about what it took to put them in our hands or on our tables. It is so easy to forget that other people are ... people.

Lovely meditation on what connects us all.


Nicht Danse

2015-02-24
I love this haiku. Dense and full of imagery. Beautiful.


Kilimanjaro

2015-02-24
And now you left me here with a girl from long ago.
Such a vivid description of cold and winter and the amazing joy of standing atop a mountain of snow.
Thank you!


You shall not...

2015-02-23
Nice twist on the Jante law.


The Sussex Downs

2015-02-22
This is beautiful!


Evening Again Already

2015-02-22
I think you really convey how death can be both expected and surprising at the same time. We do know it is coming for everyone, and yet... And that empty space someone leaves behind. And still the world moves on.

I liked this line best: People who may swim have been known to drown.


her

2015-02-21
I agree. I wonder if she could ever imagine how many lives she would touch...


graphic

2015-02-21
This one made me laugh out loud.
Thank you!


mash~up

2015-02-19
I've come back to read this text several times, to try to pinpoint why I like it so much, until I realized it is the

innocence and sincerity

It is really good to be unabashedly hopeful and optimistic once in a while. Much more helpful than tired old cynisism.


The meeting

2015-02-19
You forgot to mention "Godfather". (My family will come after you!)

I really like this one. The juxtaposition of hoodie/poet, homie/musician, shav/great grandfather is very efficient. Also, in just the fact that the "I"-stanzas contain more words than the "hoodie's", you show how age and experience really can add more depth and layers to a person.

And the ending is slam-dunk.

Have a nice day. Mwhahahahaha.


easy peasy

2015-02-17
I get the impression that your charming sisters were older than you... The final stanza is unexpected, but just perfect.


soft

2015-02-17
"Behind my sunglasses I can be myself."
Sensitivity is all too often interpreted as weakness, but I think it is a strength.


based on a true story

2015-02-16
LOL! Hope the evaluation went well, obviously nothing wrong with the narrator's pshyche.


Wquandry

2015-02-15
Despite the qwandary, the read is not wquard at all. I found it was a delight.


sweet melody

2015-02-15
A beautiful, sensual poem. I enjoyed it very much.


LISTEN!

2015-02-05
It sounds easy, but a lot of people are unable to do this - to quiet down, let their own ego take a back seat and actually listen to another person.

I always appreciate your writing.


Monolithium

2015-02-03
Opium for the masses.


SOME TIMES

2014-10-02
I like this more than I can express.

It can be a big step to allow for the possibility that the good someone else sees in us really is there. It is all about faith and trust.


Why Zero Is Eternal

2014-10-01
Good one! I like. :)


A TIMLESS WARNING! UNTILL TIME RUNS OUT!

2014-09-30
It is a warning worth screaming from the roof tops. Scary times.
"Parts of my DNA, went into ovens" - such a strong image it gives me chills along my spine.


The River Burning

2014-09-28
Enjoyed this very much. Just my kind of romantic. :)


Thoughts written in sand .. .

2014-09-23
I really enjoyed your musings, since I am struggling with this issue myself right now. How does one get around egos, avoid triggering someone's defence mechanisms, communicate? The thing is - it takes two to tango, and if the recipient is not willing to receive, there will be no communication no matter what you do. Or am I overly pessimistic?


What The Ink Said To Thee Pen

2014-09-16
Thanks, I needed that smile today. :)


Futuristic Smiles

2014-08-26
"the us in us" - loved it.
The most painful part of ending a relationship is letting go of all that future one dreamt of...


"the beast" she said

2014-08-22
"tiredness pulling her ankles down"

Loved it.


I REMEMBER

2014-08-21
Beautifully written.