Today's Music Monday post is in honor of someone who definitely dances with the pen: Irene Latham. We are celebrating 10 years of Irene's Live Your Poem blog. The celebration theme is "wild," which I am not taking in the "wild animals" direction or the "let's get crazy" direction. I'm headed more to "free" ... free as a breeze, free as a body in motion. Wild and free.
With Irene in mind, here's a poem by Edith Södergran, translated from Swedish by Stina Katchadourian:
you come as a spring breeze over our valleys
The violets in the shade smell of sweet fulfillment.
I want to take you to the forest's corner:
there, we shall confess to each other how we saw God.
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.
An old post with a pretty wild song
Wishing you many more years of living your poem, Irene!