The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems of Tomas Tranströmer
Author: Tomas Tranströmer
Translator: Robert Bly
Publisher: Graywold Press (2017)
Every person is a half-open door
leading to a room for everyone.
The endless field under us.
Water glitters between the trees.
The lake is a window into the earth.
–from “The Half-Finished Heaven”
The National Book Award–winning poet and renowned translator Robert Bly first introduced American readers to Tranströmer’s poetry in his seminal English translations, all of which are collected here for the first time in this expanded edition. With an updated introduction and fourteen additional poems, The Half-Finished Heaven presents the best of Tranströmer’s poetry in one indispensable volume.
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature