The poems in Atomic Scars are:
Poetic images held together in a fractured music.
A story in atomic form.
A story about the state of love, of the country, of the world.
Remembrance and vision, clothed in sorrow and bitterness, rebellion and gentleness, beauty.
Time as opening and as scars.
Scars as small or as vast as atoms.
The poems were written over several years. And published at a time when atomic questions are suddenly disturbingly present. Strange, or natural.
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The book begins like this:
Between the rings of Saturn
you lit a darkness said
here you go here the world is shown in
its abandoned state of wonder
a snake twisting its greyish belly
across the mountains
towards ocean and oblivion
an eternity device
in honour of dust and moonland
from the brow of the granite beast
into the void
the wind greets the earth’s quivering masses
it knows their space from before
and then there is rain
and old things fade away
your grief against the other's
raw merged with raw
dialogue of the mountains
here you go you say suddenly colours
in a burst from the center of the world
Atomic Scars is also available as an audio work (in Danish) - the poetic podcast Atomar, which was released in 8 episodes and is availabe at www.poetiskpodcast.dk.
With music/sound by Rudiger Meyer and readings by Marina Bouras and Jens Albinus.