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Wallander’s half-finished heaven — 11 Comments

  1. Was watching the final episode of Wallander last night, and was made curious enough by Brannaghs’ graveside to do a google search
    For someone who says they don’t understand poetry, I think you’ve done a good job interpreting some.

  2. Thank you.

    My literary abilities are very limited. The last time I took an English Literature exam was for my A levels (the British examinations taken when you are eighteen). I got an “E” grade.

  3. In tears, after watching closing episode of Wallander, finding your writing about poem..Half Finsihed Heaven’ ~ know anguish of art, painting ~ as from ice-age studios being link to memory, fastening of iron dreams to wisps of dried, spent grasses leaning away from prevailing winds on a beach. Comforting revisit by father as guide, whose paintings were a constant map to the lake, through a forest, to a light, shining!

  4. Always enjoy Kenneth Branagh delivering either Shakespeare lines or in this case poetry.

  5. I think I left school at 15 with a english level of F, Ian, that perceived label is not important, it is the journey through life that is important!
    The poem just struck a cord with me, so Googled the three words, and found the complete poem. I think poems should be treated as works of art, your really have understand them, if you find the resonating of the words pleasing then the poet has done their job.

  6. One of the most thought-provoking poems I ever read. One that makes you pour over it and delve deeply into your own mind. Brilliant. Thanks to Kenneth Branagh who bought yet more of his special talent to our screens.

  7. Love ❤️ to all those who have been there to remember the memories for a loved one who has forgotten.

  8. I just watched the final episode on Netflix. Such a tragic way to conclude the story; but as a media historian, the line about how someone else will remember your memories for you (which Kurt’s dad spoke to him) really resonated. Beautifully acted, very thought-provoking, and the poem was perfect– I wonder how it was chosen.

  9. I suppose there was going to be no happy way to bring the story to a close, Kenneth Branagh’s Wallander made an exit more poetic than that of Henrik Kristersson, but both were tragic. I assume that a desire to acknowledge Wallander as Swedish prompted the choice of Transtromer’s work.

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