is closely related to who one is. Perhaps closer than other types of texts. A poem arises from my encounter with my self in a life shared with others. A poem is perceived, sensed, understood, interpreted. My poems are written in my mother tongue, Norwegian. They might be translated, or perhaps more precisely they might be recreated into English. Language is for communication but language also expresses a form of life, an interpretation of life, a sub culture, a culture.