Observing Sweden – Midsumer 2013

ImagePhoto above taken at 12 p.m.

Summer solstice here tomorrow. It never gets dark and the Swedes go nuts.

A good time is had by all.

Image There will be celebrations. Giant Maypoles are slowly erected in what may well be

the world’s most phallic celebration.

ImageDaylight grows shorter now. The growing cycle ends September. Then the long and cold, dark days.                                                                         They all go nuts again at Christmas.

I’m looking forward to the snow

No lawn to mow

Great time to write

Up late at night

Watching it all come down.


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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8 Responses to Observing Sweden – Midsumer 2013

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    ahhh but what a wonderful celebration of Summer Soltice….
    bonfires…moon rising….music…..I can’t wait!
    Have fun !
    Take Care…

  2. It looks amazing… and you sound – good – Good !!!!!

  3. stutleytales says:

    Sounds wonderful 🙂 Makes me wish I’d moved there too.

  4. Alice says:

    Ha ! I always look forward to summer solstice because the days are then shorter and fall is coming!

  5. Judisk pojke says:

    Var försiktig med vad du önskar för!

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