Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, a historian of ideas and an aikido instructor.



FICTION

All's End

Murder

Chapter One

Waves

Poems

Video recitals

My books

Fabulous fiction

Myth

My publisher

Myself

Swedish writing


Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tao Te Ching
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Stenudd's Blog


Grail

Poem in text and on video



Give me a drink that saves my soul.

Give me a drink to wash away

the dust of the road I walk,

the dust I have inhaled just by living,

year after year.


It clogs my lungs, my eyes, my mind.

It slows my blood,

it wrinkles my skin,

and tires my steps on this road

although there are still miles and miles to traverse.


What kind of beverage will do?

An elixir, no less.

Perhaps only water from the fountain of youth.

That would send a jolt through my spine,

and put a shine on my teeth.


Maybe what matters is not the liquid, but its vessel.

We all know about the Holy Grail.

Anything poured into it is bound to transform,

anything drunk from it is sure to cure.


I mean, I am surely not just my bodily fluids,

but I might be the container of them.

I need them, but they don't make me.

I am the Grail of what floats through me.

I'd like to think that I'm Holy.


So the question is:

What liquid is worthy of filling a Holy Grail?

But wait, I just said that the Grail itself takes care of that.


So, it doesn't matter what I drink,

but how I treat it once I've got it inside.

I must take delight in it.

That's the secret of life, as well.


Here's my Youtube account, if you prefer going there:
Aravadia.

Stefan Stenudd


Grail

Video recital
Give me a drink that saves my soul...


What God Are We Talking About?

Video recital
My thoughts on the basic questions of theists and atheists:
If a god exists, and if so - what kind of god?


I Like to Watch

Video recital
I like to watch. Don't you? This is a video poem about the pleasure of watching. I call it a syllable poem, because it's made up of one-syllable words.


When Dogs Die

Video recital
Do dogs have ghosts? A video filmed poem about souls. I call it a syllable poem, because it consists of only one-syllable words. The dog's name is Max. It is still very much alive :)


Life, That Is

Video recital
What's the meaning of life? And how to find it? A video filmed poem. I call it a syllable poem, because it consists entirely of one-syllable words.


Love in the Snow

Video recital
Love and death and snow. A video poem about how they relate. I call it a syllable poem, because it's written entirely with one-syllable words.


I C U

Video recital
Who is watching, and who is being watched? Here's a video filmed poem of mine. I call it a letter poem, since it is made up entirely of single letters.





My Fiction Books

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End

Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.