Going home

going home
following a path written by parallel lines
of scented pinkish flowers
another galaxy above ours
small oriental boats floating on the river of despair
I sit on the edge letting my bare feet
float along and break the waterline
creating new lives for creatures
deep down in the lukewarm, salty water
thin air grasps my fragrant hair
ties it playfully into patterns of joyful snares
going home
smelling of scented pinkish flowers
another galaxy above ours


Deadly twinkling stars

stumbling into herself /
she gets caught by surprise /
a never ending galaxy /
clearing space for her inner thoughts /
“Allow me”
one step /
everything she’s ever believed in /
transforms into a heavy shower /
of deadly twinkling stars


About the Poet:
Ninni Andersen is a Norwegian poet who has been living in Sweden the last 20 years.  She was born in the city of Drammen, Norway, in 1963.  She has been studying Art History, Philosophy and Social Work at the University of Umeå and the University of Linköping, Sweden.  She started writing in the early 90ties in Norwegian, but has since then also been writing poetry in Swedish and in English.  During a few years she was part of the poetry group Jordens Poeter (The Poets of the Earth) which arranged Open Stages for poetry in Stockholm.  Ninni Andersen has so far been self-published on the Internet at http://www.writers-network.com/index.cgi?m=1&do=profile&who=15886  and at  https://www.poeter.se/Medlem?writerId=30322


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