Thursday, June 11, 2009

“The First Poem on Mars”, a new piece of poetry by Håkan Tendell

“The First Poem on Mars” (2009), a new piece of poetry penned by Swedish writer Håkan Tendell, is posted on his blog, Världsrymden väntar. A single, lengthy stanza comprised of 95 lines, here's the opening of the first poem on Mars:

How can they sleep on a night like this,
when we’ve finally made it through?
My comrades, so tired, so awfully tired.
Hello, what is wrong with you?
Am I the only one with energy left
after this historic day? ...

Håkan Tendell has been dreaming about living a life as a writer since he was a child.

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