Observing Sweden – Language Classes – 1

Observations from language school – Swedish for immigrants.

Somali Girls

Rapt in the throes of teenage youth
they frolic amidst sparkling laughter
sharing secrets, observations
late for class, they giggle
walk with ghost-like flowing grace
seem weightless as kaleidoscopic sheets of silk
spill out behind their movements
in diaphanous extension
brilliant shadows.

Animated flower gardens.

Bruce Louis Dodson Sweden August 2014

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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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4 Responses to Observing Sweden – Language Classes – 1

  1. Fine image choices here, Bruce, in a poem that is astute in observation and point of view.
    i like this very much. Yes!

  2. Love the colorful images. Well done.

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