The sun emerges from behind the house
stands in the middle of the street
and breathes on us
with its red wind.
Innsbrck I must leave you.
But tomorrow there will be a glowing sun
in the grey, half-dead forest
where we must work and live.
Tomas Tranströmer (1931–2015) was born in Stockholm. In 2011 he won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature. A translator, psychologist, entomologist, and classical pianist, Tranströmer has become the most influential and revered Swedish poet of his generation. His many poetry collections have appeared in hundreds of editions in over sixty languages.