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A Nobel laureate, Harry Martinson is one of Sweden's most important writers and poets. Jan Alm has set his poems to music and has worked in close collaboration with Amy Elizabeth Wheeler to help her learn and convey the nuances of Martinson's poetry to Am
For a blissful moment we sat quietly
And saw the butterflies dance.
With golden wings they fluttered
in the glittering sunlight.
We thought: it would be good
to remember each of these moments
as time, made up of all the other moments,
collects into a year.
The very moment, when all of the pain there is,
has grown into a wound.