Observing Sweden – Weather Report 2

Frost 6666                                               Sunday morning – Sweden

Late November Sunday morning – Sweden

Sun comes . . . straight at me

Parallel above the frosted yards

This momentary blinding light

Spears through my window.

Never  seen the sun like this

Stays horizontal . . . hovering

It circles the horizon 

Passing by, not passing over

Sometimes hard blue skies

Above what is already arctic cold

The air so fresh and clear

It almost hurts to breath

Exhilarating if it doesn’t kill you

This is only the beginning here

Soon snow will fall

It will get colder

I look forward to it.


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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6 Responses to Observing Sweden – Weather Report 2

  1. Lovely imagery in verse and stunning photography. Thanks for a refreshing Sunday morn.

  2. Sounds amazing. the cold, the light, the frost- lovely pic. And lovely poem, Bruce… fascinating your description of the sun moving horizontally!
    It all sounds so exciting, this first winter!!!
    I’m looking forward to more… living vicariously in a cold climate!

    • bldodson says:


      I just heard it’s snowing in Texas.
      They’re getting my snow!
      I’m sure I’ll have enough sooner or later.
      Swedes say the weather here this year as very unusual.

  3. Andrea Kutkuhn says:

    Amazing – between the picture and the words, I really felt like I was there.

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