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 to see this and other poems as video recitals:

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My Poems

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Grail

Give me a drink that saves my soul...


What God Are We Talking About?

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

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

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 was still very much alive when I posted this video, but later its owner told me that's not the case anymore, sadly.


Life, That Is

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

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

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.




Fiction by Stefan Stenudd.

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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.







My Other Websites


CREATION MYTHS
Myths in general and myths of creation in particular.

TAOISM
The wisdom of Taoism and the Tao Te Ching, its ancient source.

LIFE ENERGY
An encyclopedia of life energy concepts around the world.

QI ENERGY EXERCISES
Qi (also spelled chi or ki) explained, with exercises to increase it.

I CHING
The ancient Chinese system of divination and free online reading.

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Tarot card meanings in divination and a free online spread.

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My Books


Click the header to get to the webpage where I present all my books in English. Click an image below to go to that book's page on Amazon.

Sunday Brunch with the World Maker. Novel by Stefan Stenudd. All's End. Science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Tao Quotes - The Ancient Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Occasionally I Contemplate Murder. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
QI - increase your life energy. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Attacks in Aikido. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Aikido Principles. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Aikibatto. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Life Energy Encyclopedia. Book by Stefan Stenudd. Tarot Unfolded. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Your Health in Your Horoscope. Book by Stefan Stenudd.




About me
I'm a Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.