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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1974
Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson

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Poetry

 

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I was small in the listening days.
/- - -/
At late harvests toothless mouths told
of leprous marsh-spot in the seed and
the bitter bloom of ergot on the rye.
I grew cold at my childhood hearth

 

By Harry Martinson
From Nomad, 1931
Translated by Stephen Klass

Published with the permission of Eva Martinson

 

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