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



When Dogs Die

Syllable Poem in text and on video



When a dog dies,

does its ghost haunt its grave - if it has one?

Grave, that is.

A place where it's laid down to rest.


To be a ghost,

you must at first have had a soul.

So, I guess what I ask is:

Do dogs have a soul?


They do if people do.

So do pigs, and birds, and ants,

and bugs so small they can't be seen.


And what of plants?

Each nut, each seed, is life.

An egg. A germ.


All things that live have got a soul - or none.

Soul is life, life is soul.

Two words for the same thing.


But ghost?

Do souls stay, when life has gone,

and there's but a corpse that moves no more?

Flesh that rots,

bones that crack and turn to dust.


Where does life go,

when flesh turns to soil?


If what makes us move

is not the same as that which moves,

then life doesn't stop when legs do.

The soul moves on.


I tell you:

The ghosts of dead dogs bark at their graves.

If you try hard,

if you be still,

and make no noise of your own,

you can hear it.


My "Syllable Poems" are written exclusively with one-syllable words, which is not that hard in the English language. All the words of fundamental importance to a poet have just one syllable.

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.