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New tattoo & back to painting.

Welcome back! The last post was on the 15th of April and if I would be to say I’m embarrassed that would be an understatement.

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Skog – a poem collection.

I wrote a couple of poems which circulate around subject of forest so I decided to gather them together in samling : collection.

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We lived then – a poem.

Original first – then translation. Mine, of course.

Pamiętasz, jak w namiocie
Siedziliśmy cała zgrają, wgniecieni z flaszką.
Nikt nas nie pchał do picia tego ścierwa.
Ale smakowało tak słodko.
Wtedy tak smakowało.

Czy ktoś z nas myślał
Że to tylko moment?
Kto z nas zapomni, a kto z nas
Nie będzie w stanie zapomnieć?

Nie wiedzieliśmy, nikt nie
Zastanawiał się nad jutrem.
Teraz flaszka też na stole, ale gorzka.
Katharsis.

Nie przeszkadzały nam chłodne poranki.
Lodowate prysznice
zimne śpiwory.
Wtedy żyliśmy.

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Remember, when in tent
We sat all, pushed in corners with bottles.
No one was forced to drink that utter piss…
But it tasted so good.
Then – it was the best.

Did any of us think
that it was just a moment?
Who will not remember and who
Won’t be able to forget?

We didn’t know, no one
Thought about tomorrow.
Now bottle also on the table, but bitter.
Katharsis.

We weren’t bothered by cold mornings.
Chill showers
froze sleeping bags.
We lived then.

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I hope you guys don’t sit way past after midnight and dwell on your past like me right now. Let’s live, while we still can.

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I miss traveling.

It won’t be a self-pity type of text, neither it will be a tear-dropping sob story of how I have been stuck in one country for two years and going.

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Who am I.

It’s not really a question, because I’m not asking anyone. I won’t get the answer even from myself. It’s drifting around the subject, as a young immigrant.

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The smell of January.

My head is full of poetry those days. I wake up with random poems in my head and I go to sleep similar… and sometimes I have to merge them and it suddenly all makes sense. Enjoy.

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Love’s A Stranger – a poem.

Powoli spadający śnieg.
A wiesz kogo dzisiaj spotkałam?
Jerzy.
Ale i tak nikt mi nie uwierzy…
Ciemno było… ale lampki w oknach!
Ale pruszyło!

A teraz idź precz!
Juz wszystko przecież wiesz…
Zostaw mnie tutaj, chcę zatańczyć
z Jerzym, poudawajmy, że tak pięknie
tutaj śnieży

Idź, już idź…

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Slowly falling snow.
Do you know who I met today?
George.
But no one will know…
It was dark… but the lights in the windows!
Big flakes of snow!

Now go away!
You already heard everything…
Let me stay,
I want to dance with George,
let’s pretend the snow
isn’t forged

Go, just go…

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Let’s talk about work.

Everybody has to do some job to get through life, earn money, buy food, have a roof overhead, and cover other basic things. However, there’s always been a tendency in our society to judge people based upon the way they earn their living. Let’s talk about exactly that.

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The thin line between integration and imitation.

A couple of words on the topic that was in my mind for quite a while. Don’t worry, even though the title looks like a bachelor, it is not a scientific paper.

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Rainbows, cats & hikes.

Today’s a mixture of photos from last week, and therefore a mixture of thoughts. Welcome back (after long break).

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Rainy Sundays are for baking.

I mean we have a proper summer right now, not gonna lie, the temperatures are rising up to 27 degrees – but the rain is always coming sooner or later.

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Nature – a poem.

The evenings after work are usually very unproductive – but sometimes they turn into a proper art spectacle: here’s both my artworks and my poem.

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Little bit elsewhere – a poem.

Polish original (mine of course) and then translated into English.

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Rainy days and what more.

I’ve been very quiet lately and it’s been raining (a lot) lately. Let’s catch up.

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Differences between Norway and Poland.

I’ve wanted to write this for a long time, but since this is quite a large topic and needs a lot of time, I kept putting it on the side for later. Here it is.

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Windy walk in Hamar.

Hamar is our absolutely favorite place for a walk. It doesn’t matter that it’s 1,5 hours drive away from us or that it’s particularly cold there this time of the year.

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Welcome, spring.

The old, dirty snow has finally melted (I mean besides those big hills that snow cleaning machine made on the corners of streets, those will probably disappear at the end of May), so the springtime is finally on. Besides temperatures, they still go to minus from time to time, but that’s typisk norsk vær (typical Norwegian weather).

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A chaotic day.

Waking up at 5:25 am, can’t sleep, reading Harry Potter till 8 am, taking a cat for a walk and then driving through whole Innlandet just to get a new phone. A day.

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Couple of February thoughts.

With the snow melting, birds singing and sun shining, the hope is rising. Hope for the better days, for the world to change back to the ‘old times’. February was an odd month.

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Faraway – a poem.

I never know what to write in those intros for poems. You like poems: you’re welcome to check what I created. You don’t like poems: you’re welcome to my other creations. Enjoy!

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Book review – “Å samle solstråler fra Mosul til Drammen”.

Rahma Hamed is younger than me – born in 2000, but have more life experience than more people than I know (including me). She went through a lot, has probably much more to say, but is that enough for a background of a good book?

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Woke up to a winter wonderland.

There are only a few times in our adult lives when we feel the same as when we felt in our childhood. 20 cm of snow (around) is one of the rare things that makes us smile like kids (before the bitter reality comes: cleaning all that yourself).

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I remember – a poem.

It’s not a typical blogmas, (long time readers know that already), so here’s a poem of mine (bonus: Norwegian translation).

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Christmas in Norway & decaf.

The news are old, but never took time to write about it here so here we go!

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We’ve got a cat & winter is here.

The last two weeks, when there were no posts, were very, very boring (one of the reasons I didn’t write anything), but recently a lot more is going on. I mean, a cat?

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Butter pound cake recipe.

So I discovered one very good recipe on a polish website. Did the cake twice and since it was always very yummy – I decided to share it with you guys.

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Norwegian autumn poem.

Well, it’s a poem from Rolf Jacobsen that fits perfectly in this cold and cozy days. The translation is mine, so be aware.

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Trondheim – a colorful spot by the sea.

There are only couple of ‘very big’ cities in Norway and Trondheim with around 200 000 inhabitants is one of them. With beautiful colorful houses, lively atmosphere and endless amount of fine restaurants is definitely a good place to spend a weekend.

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Otta – a ghost town.

I had a wish to visit Otta for quite a long time. Not because it’s a big city or very known, but because it’s surrounded by mountains, a river and is located quite close to the highest mountain Galdhøpinggen.

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The most important.

There’re couple of things more or less important but today I want to focuse on the most important ones.

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Book review – “En av oss: en fortelling om Norge”.

English title: “One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway”. A controversial book, not because of the author, but due to the book’s content. How Anders Behring Breivik become who he is now and an attempt to answer the question: Why he did what he did?

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Uncertainty.

There’re various types of uncertainty: insecure workplace, hesitant relationships, questionable payments, or even unstable health. We’re living in times where those things will be more and more common. However, are we prepared for that?

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Plan B.

If they would ask me: do you have plan B? Do you plan some universities, some schools or some moving out? I would say: no. I have to focus on what I have.

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Kjølabergstoppen.

A free day, one of not so many, was covered with clouds (like many days this summer unfortunately) but we decided to still take a chance and go for a walk. We ended up on the top of a hill called Kjølabergstoppen.

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We’ve moved out.

Again. But this time hopefully for longer than one year. I’m a person who moved out every year since I was eighteen, so I must say I have quite enough of that.

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Running from the storm.

Warm and moisty days are for now over. One day came an unexpected thunder and took away all the heat, and also surprised us on a walk, which ended up in us running like crazy.

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Hot & summery days.

It’s been a while, but for me, it seems like May was just a couple of days ago. It’s really shocking how the time flies, and suddenly we have full-blown summer.

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May’s rain – a poem.

One day was just like I always loved: a warm, but not too hot, and little bit of rainy, with birds chirping in the background. May at its best.

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In Oslo after seven months.

If there’s still someone wanting to read me (yeah I know, I’ve been away for almost 3 weeks), here are some pictures from our last visit in Oslo, I believe it was when the last post came out, beginning of May.

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Little life update.

Some small changes have been going on so I decided to make a little post about what I’m up to and what’s going on.

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Rudolf Nilsen’s “Jeg hadde tenkt -” and “På stranden”.

As I own a small book full of Rudolf Nilsen’s poems, I decided to deliberately translate them. Mostly for fun, and also for others, if you’re into poems. Here’s my last translations: Two poems by Rudolf Nilsen.Rudolf Nilsen’s “På stengrunn”.Rudolf Nilsen – a proletarian poet.

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One sunset – a poem.

From all the colors,
sunset picks the best ones.
It doesn’t steal them, but they
vanish as it goes down.
Closed in a moment,
in forever won’t be found.

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I hope you guys are all healthy and staying positive. Or at least trying. If not then play the tune that I uploaded, closed your eyes and imagine you’re somewhere peaceful, the wind is slightly blowing and there’s nothing to worry about. Maybe that will help.

Thank you for reading and see you guys soon! Before I finish though, I would like to give a shoutout to two of the fellow followers because I’ve noticed, already long time ago, that they really support me, always first to like, even if the content isn’t always good. So New Lune and DirtySciFiBuddha thank you for your support.

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