Summer has arrived and it has been warm and sunny all week. It seems I come to think a lot about songs lately. In the beginning of the week I took the picture of the lush green grass and bushes along a street with old willow trees and I came to think of a song sang by Swedish singer and songwriter Barbro Hörberg: With Eyes Sensitive for Green. I found a clip on YouTube with Barbro Hörberg singing the song and inserted it below. Barbro Hörberg also wrote songs for the big Swedish singing star Lill-Babs. Swedish text for the song here and my translation below the Youtube-clip.
Above the medieval architecture of Malmöhus castle and the cannon tower meets the millennial architecture of Turning Torso in the background. Malmöhus Castle hosted the 4th Earl of Bothwell as a prisoner for five years (1568–1573). He was the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots but I don´t think he was in the dungeon of this squat little tower. He probably lived in one of the apartments in the main building.
My translation of Ögon känsliga för grön by Barbro Hörberg. Thinking about the park in spring with eyes sensitive to green and chestnut leaves like umbrellas and our hands sensitive to all that feels good We folded a dove of paper It sailed far with the wind and it landed on a statue that got to change all the words in its song It was raining but the pictures were good it was a strange light that day We filled our eyes with the light and the thoughts of all the new things we saw Thinking about the park in spring with eyes sensitive to green and chestnut leaves as umbrellas I loved you then as I do now