Når du er borte – Tor Jonsson.

I have two favorite Norwegian poems, one of them I have already posted here and it’s Katten by Olav H. Hauge. The other one: Når du er borte by Tor Jonsson. Why never posted? Well, It’s quite something.

Continue reading “Når du er borte – Tor Jonsson.”

Nostalgic poems.

It happens that recently I wrote two poems, in quite a wild act of nostalgia. They aren’t much – more like a description of a feeling you get on a sunny day. Besides the fact of their simplicity, I still wanted to share them.

Continue reading “Nostalgic poems.”

Bunch of Norwegian poems #2.

What’s better for chill and slow little Sunday evening than few Norwegian poems? Let’s dive together into those beautifully composed art pieces in this fine, spring day (well at least I hope you guys having a lovely spring as well).

Continue reading “Bunch of Norwegian poems #2.”

Norwegian band #3: John Olav Nilsen.

A young vocalist, poet, musician, and songwriter from Bergen, the most beautiful city in Norway. His music is marked by, quite common for people from the west region here, the burr (skarre-r in Norwegian). If you want to know what exactly is this burr, you need to check out his music.

Continue reading “Norwegian band #3: John Olav Nilsen.”

Rudolf Nilsen – a proletarian poet.

A poet of workers and life on the edge of Oslo. Despite his really precocious death, at the age of 28, he left us with three volume of poems. På stengrunn (On stony ground 1925), På gjensyn (On reunion 1926), and posthumously Hverdagen (Everyday). 

Continue reading “Rudolf Nilsen – a proletarian poet.”

Tarjei Vesaas – the genius of modernism.

The author of The Birds (Fuglane) and The Ice Palace (Is-slottet) is mostly known for his novels. However, not only he wrote novels, but also multitude of poems, such us Regn i Hiroshima, and Det ror og ror, whereas I translated myself the first one.

Continue reading “Tarjei Vesaas – the genius of modernism.”

Christian Krohg – the naturalistic painter.

Albertine i politilægens venteværelse

When you want to imagine how Norway looked under the poverty in the second part of 19th century, you must check on this amazing Norwegian artist, and one of the leaders of Oslo artistic Bohemia, Christian Krohg. He’s most famous for fellow Norwegians, which is a pity, and that’s why I want to bring closer his persona.

Continue reading “Christian Krohg – the naturalistic painter.”