lundi 24 octobre 2016

Fooling around with screen printing for the up-coming Every Thing is Dying Around Me.

 Working on my illustrated collection of short-stories Every Thing is Dying Around Me.
Here's a few teasers.
The Death of Every Thing
The Death of My 20-somethings
The Death of Drinking

jeudi 19 juillet 2012

Black is Wack

"The colour green is mean.
The colour black is wack.
The colour red has bled
All over my floor

I don’t wanna see colours

That's the beginning of a poem I'm not happy with the middle of.

There are a lot of things I'm not happy about. I think so few people really care about what's important nowadays. They seem to care only what colour jeans, what hip music, what cool gatherings and cozy restos they're gonna visit... People in my surroundings seem to stretch out all around me like giant, sticky, multi-coloured fungus. And they're poisonous. They give you their wants and lusts and cravings and insatisfactions, all behind smiling well-polished, hyped "enyoing myself" sad, grins. Is life only about enjoying oneself? Is there not something else then!?
Has everyone forgotten to look for the meaning of it all?

"Ye have made your way from the worm to man, and much within you is
still worm. Once were ye apes, and even yet man is more of an ape than
any of the apes."

 O man! Take heed!
          What saith deep midnight's voice indeed?
          "I slept my sleep-,
          "From deepest dream I've woke, and plead:-
          "The world is deep,
          "And deeper than the day could read.
          "Deep is its woe-,
          "Joy- deeper still than grief can be:
          "Woe saith: Hence! Go!
          "But joys all want eternity-,
          "-Want deep, profound eternity!"

- Thus spake Zarathustra

I think Yoko might still care.

jeudi 24 mai 2012

”You’re incapable of Love”, a boy once said to me 
As I stood by his window 
Smoking at the crimson chimneys 

”There’s a passage in the Bible here” 
He put the holy book into my hands 
”Though it’s in German, so you wouldn’t understand.” 

He read it out loud 
While I watched the sun’s fire fade 
”And that’s what it’s all about! 
Now do you like me just the same?” 

The High Song declared that Love was above all petty things human 
And I knew I was incapable then 
Since I was but a little woman 

”Even Romance is dead, don’t you think?” he said 
(The whole conversation felt dead) 
And I never found the Thing to say 
Then I realized; 
he was holding a monologue anyway 

Now I stared at the chimneys and the pitiless sky 
And I wondered; why were we here, he and I? 
Not for Love, God forbid! 
That’s for angels in the sky 
I was far too much Woman , to approach such a High 

And he was too much the Snob, even to try.

- my comment on Love today

“I said, "O thou stranger woman, thou sayest well; but, assuming Love to be such as you say, what is the use of him to men?"
"That, Socrates," she replied, "I will attempt to unfold: of his nature and birth I have already spoken; and you acknowledge that love is of the beautiful. But some one will say: Of the beautiful in what, Socrates and Diotima? – or rather let me put the question more dearly, and ask: When a man loves the beautiful, what does he desire?"
I answered her "That the beautiful may be his."
"Still," she said, "the answer suggests a further question: What is given by the possession of beauty?"
"To what you have asked,"I replied, "I have no answer ready."
"Then," she said, "Let me put the word 'good' in the place of the beautiful, and repeat the question once more: If he who loves good, what is it then that he loves?”
"The possession of the good," I said.
"And what does he gain who possesses the good?"
"Happiness," I replied; "there is less difficulty in answering that question."
"Yes," she said, "the happy are made happy by the acquisition of good things. Nor is there any need to ask why a man desires happiness; the answer is already final."
"You are right." I said.
"And is this wish and this desire common to all? and do all men always desire their own good, or only some men? - what say you?"
"All men," I replied; "the desire is common to all."
"Why, then," she rejoined, "are not all men, Socrates, said to love, but only some of them? whereas you say that all men are always loving the same things."
"I myself wonder," I said, - why this is."
"There is nothing to wonder at," she replied; "the reason is that one part of love is separated off and receives the name of the whole, but the other parts have other names."
"Give an illustration," I said.
She answered me as follows: "There is poetry, which, as you know, is complex; and manifold. All creation or passage of non-being into being is poetry or making, and the processes of all art are creative; and the masters of arts are all poets or makers."
"Very true."
"Still," she said, "you know that they are not called poets, but have other names; only that portion of the art which is separated off from the rest, and is concerned with music and metre, is termed poetry, and they who possess poetry in this sense of the word are called poets." "Very true," I said.
"And the same holds of love. For you may say generally that all desire of good and happiness is only the great and subtle power of love; but they who are drawn towards him by any other path, whether the path of money-making or gymnastics or philosophy, are not called lovers - the name of the whole is appropriated to those whose affection takes one form only-they alone are said to love, or to be lovers."
"I dare say," I replied, "that you are right."
"Yes," she added, "and you hear people say that lovers are seeking for their other half; but I say that they are seeking neither for the half of themselves, nor for the whole, unless the half or the whole be also a good. And they will cut off their own hands and feet and cast them away, if they are evil; for they love not what is their own, unless perchance there be some one who calls what belongs to him the good, and what belongs to another the evil. For there is nothing which men love but the good. Is there anything?"
"Certainly, I should say, that there is nothing."
"Then," she said, "the simple truth is, that men love the good."
"Yes," I said.
"To which must be added that they love the possession of the good?
"Yes, that must be added."
"And not only the possession, but the everlasting possession of the good?"
"That must be added too."
"Then love," she said, "may be described generally as the love of the everlasting possession of the good?"
"That is most true."”, Symposion, översatt här av 1800-tals-klassicisten Benjamin Jowett, spaltad av Demokrates (titulerad av honom och i allmänhet med latinets Symposium), 204d-206a, författad av Platon någon gång 385-360 B.C..; Lyckan som det Högsta Goda är oförneklig. Varje försök att få detta att betvivlas, döljas eller på annat sätt göras människor ofullständigt förstått är orättvisa och ondsinta nidingsdåd, eller i bästa fall beklagliga misstag.

- Plato's comment on Love today. From my brother's blog:

I don't know if I'm taking up blogging again. I never know which language to use. Plus I hate almost all other bloggers. Or hold a strong, unhealthy dislike to them ...unvoluntarily. This could actually be considered therapy for me. Anyways, I think everyone should know Plato's love theory. I almost exclusively write poems about love. I think it's the stuff life is made of. What of dreams say you? Dreams will kill you, say I.

vendredi 30 avril 2010


I can't believe how hot you can actually become and keep on being as a simple human being. I envy these guys.

And I was gonna put a poem on this page, but haven't worked out how the audioplayer works yet, so you'll have to wait! anyways, I'm gonna be reading soon on some open mike near the Pantheon.

Well, I already told you I'm a poet. I always was. I wanted to write this story about a golden goose at the age of seven. It's haunted me ever since. I never succeeded in writing the ending. I had to steal it from Terminator.

It's difficult being a poet though. Most of the time I just wanna rewrite what people already wrote. Phrases repeate themselves in my head. I'm a fan of repetition. I'd rather have a few beloved things repeatedly, than loads of new ones all the time. But I fall in love with everything too easily.

As you know I'm getting married this summer. So is the princess Victoria of Sweden. There is a major hallelujah over the whole blessed thing back in old Swedala. They've even arranged a whole new fullmonth-festival in Stockholm to celebrate this "rekindling" of monarchy and rebirth of the female right to the throne! People are content and looking forward to it, other people are in mad rage, sick to their stomachs, screaming for a revolution. Others choose a different path, one of their own kind of loving, a free and liberating love,an experimental, discovering kind of love and a happy love. Their spokesperson: Lydia Wistisen, fellow writer (erotica, citchenkitsch, radionovelist etc etc.) Her manifest: Avgiftningen (What ever would the title be in English? Antipoison -antimarriage -demarriage -demarried? In latin - Depoisonusmaritus?...I really wouldn't know, but you get the idea! For you Swedes out there, here it is:

- manifestet

Det är dags att sparka äktenskapens anemiska fittor och kukar blodiga! Heta och övermodiga ska vi bekämpa den här borgerliga 1800-talskonstruktionen som sjunger feghetens och långtråkighetens lov! Kåta och andfådda ska vi slåss för en kärlek som befinner sig bortom banaliteter som ja och nej! Slåss för förhållanden som vilar på åtrå, djup gemenskap och tillgivenhet! Slåss för begäret som skrattar högt åt rigida institutioner och tjatiga traditioner! Med all kraft ska vi spotta på den konst som går maktens ärenden och frivilligt sticker tungan i kungahusets och regeringens smutsiga anus! Vi ska vara den ruttnande njuren i Daniels buk, springmasken i kungens stekta sparv och skabben i drottningens himmelssäng!
Vi är många som slagits mot strömmen, som drunknat eller gett upp i darrande små knyten av gråt, druckit oss fördärvade i mörkret och gömt oss, ljugit och skämts. Samtidigt har vi kämpat på, smockat etablissemangets snåla ansikte blått, ställt hårt mot hårt och segrat! Funnit lyckan i ohämmad frihet! Sapfo jublar och ser till att vi får se mindre av sömn än den klart sjungande näktergalen! Historiens alla hysterikor, bögar och flator slår in vinds- och garderobsdörrarna, tumlar gapflabbande ut, onanerar mot kullerstenarna utanför slottet och pissar Stig Larsson i munnen! Kristin Lavransdotter öppnar äntligen bladen på rosen hon fått av Gud och smeker knoppen med darrande fingrar! Henry Miller vaknar till i sin grav och sträcker upp en kall, benig hand under din kjol! Och du älskar det! Burroughs plockar upp nya rosiga, ståndaktiga gossar på Fredsgatan! Erica Jong hoppar från Kaknästornet och flyget utan rädsla ut över stan! Alla Stockholms söderhipsters slutar kanalisera sitt begär i surdegar och årgångsvin! Alla passivt stirrande mindfulnessoffer slutar att nöja sig med det lilla och smäller näven i bordet för det storslagna! Alla vimpelviftande Love Stockholmbesökare bränner flaggorna, stormar Storkyrkan och dansar på de nyrenoverade bänkarna, som hade de målats om för folkets skull!
Så låt våra heta tårar, vårt sura svett och slemmet, sperman och saften från våra bultande kön flöda fritt och i enad front höja sig och likt en tsunamivåg krossa monarkin, spräcka äktenskapets bojor och ta över det offentliga rum som är vårt!

Den 19 juni gifter sig kronprinsessan. Samma natt ställer AVGIFTNINGEN i samarbete med KRUTHUSET till med en högtid i kärleken, åtråns och livets tecken. Vi bjuder på en fest för alla som prisar det fria begäret, som spyr på Love Stockholm och som trånar efter andra sorters lekar. Samtidigt som Victorias slidkrans spricker i Hagaparken flyttar blomster och ungbjörkar till Kruthuset. Kom dit och möt Flockfibblor, Styvmorsvioler och midsommarstänger, ät snittar från nakna ynglingars revben och dansa tills solen går upp och våra glittrande safter faller likt dagg över betonggolvet.

So for those of you who actually understood that absolutely basic and straightforward message, BE THERE! Join the love-orgie!

I have to go and zip a glass of Luberon or whatever now. Be good. If you can't be good in town, go to the country. There are no temptations there.

Soundtrack of the day:
Don't think twice it's alright.

Words of the day: I'm the king of the world!!! - Jack Dawson - "Titanic"