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from 'The Half-finished Heaven' (1962), by Tomas Tranströmer, translated by Robin Fulton.

I stand on the hill and look across the bay.
The boats rest on the surface of summer.
‘We are sleepwalkers. Moons adrift.’
So say the white sails.

‘We slip through a sleeping house.
We gently open the doors.
We lean towards freedom.’
So say the white sails.

Once I saw the wills of the world sailing.
They held the same course – one single fleet.
‘We are dispersed now. No one’s escort.’
So say the white sails.


from Murmurations, released February 3, 2012



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‘Murmurations’ is the first album of the solo project S.A. Barstow by singer-songwriter Teun De Voeght. Ten poems of the Swedish poet and Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer were put to music and brought together in this acoustic anthology.
‘Murmurations’ is dedicated to his sister’s firstborn, Maud.
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