August på Bockön

 

 

 

Till att börja med så är det Alla hjärtans dag den 14 februari. Då skall vi ägna våra kära och nära, vänner och familj, en varm tanke, och förhoppningsvis, i de fall det låter sig göras, något mer än så.

Det är inte något nytt att människor söker kunskap, och bildar sig, såväl andligt som akademiskt. Allt sker inte alltid inom skolans ram. Vissa vaknar senare än andra.

Den 26 februari 1839  föddes på ett torpställe i Bohuslän, under Bro prästgård, den blivande livräddaren, bokhållaren, förvaltaren, filosofen och  astronomen August Mattson.

August hamnade så småningom söder om Hallsberg, där han bodde i 19 ½ år på Bockön i sjön Tisaren. Sjön är belägen cirka en mil söder om Hallsberg i Närke, Örebro Län.

Vilka outgrundliga vägar leder till en sådan plats? Ön är inte nämnvärt större än en traditionell villatomt.

Nog borde vi hinna med att ägna August en del uppmärksamhet, även om hjulen numera snurrar i allt vidare banor, och allt fortare.

Filosofi, språk, och socialt engagemang, har många konkreta beröringspunkter med August Mattson.

För många intresserade har han kanske mer än många andra med sitt liv gestaltat livet bland medmänniskor, och med sin tragiska levnadshistoria för oss andra dokumenterat ett lysande exempel på vad det kan innebära att vara människa.

Verkar inte detta begripligt så kan det bottna i att Augusts liv inte heller varit begripligt för många i vår omgivning.

Kanske var olycklig kärlek, hur trivialt det än kan synas i ett större samanhang, en tänkbar orsak och förklaring till det mycket märkliga levnadsödet "Mannen på Bockön".

Vidare läsning om August Mattson finns i form av boken Enslingen på Bockön av Evert "Salbo" Sahlberg, tidigare lokalredaktör för Nerikes  Allehanda, verksam i Hallsberg under många år. Vidare finns att läsa i boken En krönika om Hallsberg av Nils Samzelius, utgiven av Almqvist & Wiksells 1962.

 

 

 

Karta Tisaren-Hallsberg

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

Nerikes Allehanda, Örebro


 

 

 

 

Valentine & Valentine's Day, February 14th 

Alla hjärtans dag 14 februari

Att fira alla hjärtans dag den 14 februari är som exempelvis Fars dag, och får alltmer uppmärksamhet. 
 Det nutida firandet har sina rötter i U.S.A.
  I engelsktalande länder har Valentindagen firats sedan 1300-talet med att man skickar en liten present eller ett kort till någon man tycker om. -Kanske skall du rentav vara lite extra trevlig som omväxling? När gav du någon en kram senast?

Bjud denne "någon" på bio, teater eller middag eller ge bort en (hjärtformad?) chokladask, utan någon annan anledning än att vara vänlig.

-"Make love, not war!" 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 


"To Althea, From Prison" by
Richard Lovelace


"She Walks in Beauty" by
George Gordon, Lord Byron


"To Jane" by
Percy Bysshe Shelley


"Love is Enough" by Morris


"Drifting Away" by
Tom Brinck


"Love, Love" by
Pedro Calderon de la Barca


"Love In the Valley" by
George Meredith


"Lament for Her Absent Lord" by
Lady Surrey


"Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead" by
Alfred Tennyson


"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" by
Alfred Tennyson


"Tears, Idle Tears" by Alfred Tennyson


"Her Immortality" by
Thomas Hardy


"The Passionate Sheperd to His Love" by
Christopher Marlowe


"A Poet to His Beloved" by
William Butler Yeats


"He Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes" by
William Butler Yeats


"Love in A Life" by
John Wilmot


"The Maid's Lament" by Landor


"Among the Ruins" by Robert Browning


"Definition of Love" by Andrew Marvell


"The Fair Singer" by
Andrew Marvell

    by
Vicki Joy Nash


"I Hid My Love" by
John Clare


"My Love's like a Red, Red Rose" by
Robert Burns


"My Highland Lassie, O" by Robert Burns


"To A Kiss" by
Robert Burns


"Deep Love" by
David Wexler


"The Cycle of Love" by David Wexler


"Il Penseroso" by
John Milton


"I Knew A Woman" by
Theodore Roethke


"Remembrance" by
Emily Bronte


"Give All to Love" by
Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Love's Infiniteness" by John Donne


"Sweetest Love, I do not go" by
John Donne


"The Ecstasy" by
John Donne


"To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time" by
Robert Herrick


"Annabel Lee" by
Edgar Allan Poe


"Romance" by
Edgar Allan Poe


"Once Like A Spark" by ee cummings


"Perfect Woman" by William Wordsworth

"Surprised by Joy" by
William Wordsworth


"Loving In Truth" by Sir Phillip Sidney

"Never Seek to Tell thy Love" by
William Blake


"My True Love Hath My Heart" by
Sir Phillip Sidney


"Love" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"Recollections of Love" by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"The Presence of Love" by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

"To ****" by
John Keats


"Isolation: To Margeurite" by
Matthew Arnold


"To ____________" by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"The Revelation" by Coventry Patmore


"Her Voice" by
Oscar Wilde

 

Lyrical Poems
"Trouble Me by
10,000 Maniacs


"Everything I Do..." by Bryan Adams


"Heaven" by
Bryan Adams


"Be With You" by
The Bangles


"Eternal Flame" by
The Bangles


"And I Love Her" by The Beatles


"From Me to You" by The Beatles


"Here, There, and Everywhere" by
The Beatles


"I Need You" by
The Beatles


"It's Only Love" by
The Beatles


"PS: I Love You" by
The Beatles


"'Til There Was You" by The Beatles


"Take My Breath Away" by Berlin


"Magic" by The Cars


"You Might Think" by The Cars


"Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane


"Dreams" by
The Cranberries


"Just Like Heaven" by The Cure


"Love song" by
The Cure


"Higher Love" by
Depeche Mode


"Love Will Keep Us Alive" by The Eagles


"Oh L'amour" by
Erasure


"You Surround Me" by Erasure


"Everywhere" by
Fleetwood Mac


"I Want to Know What Love Is" by
Foreigner


"In Your Eyes" by
Peter Gabriel


"Only Wanna Be With You" by
Hootie and the Blowfish


"Not Enough Time" by INXS

"Stand By Me" by
Ben E. King


"Like A Prayer" by
Madonna


"Possession" by
Sarah Mclachlan

"Head Over Feet" by
Alanis Morissette


"I Know You're Out There Somewhere" by
The Moody Blues


"Want to Be With You" by
The Moody Blues


"Live Forever" by
Oasis


"Wonderwall" by
Oasis


"Next to You" by
The Police


"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by
Simon and Garfunkel


"When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge


"Fields of Gold" by 
Sting


"All I Want Is You" by U2

"I Will Follow" by
U2


"With Or Without You" by U2


"Save the Best For Last" by
Vanessa Williams


"Only You" by Yaz

 

Sonnets 


"Love In a Life" by
Robert Browning


"Life In A Love" by
Robert Browning


"from the Portuguese XLIII" by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"from the Portuguese XLI" by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"from the Portuguese XXIX" by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"from the Portuguese X" by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"from the Portuguese VII" by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"If Love..." by
Luis de Gongora


"Cupid and My Campaspe Play'd" by
John Lyly


"Modern Love: XVI" by
George Meredith


"Sonnet XVIII" by
William Shakespeare


"Sonnet XIX" by
William Shakespeare


"Love's Philosophy" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

Short Rhymes
"Rhyme XXI (What is Poetry?)" by
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer


"Rhyme XXIII (For a Glance)" by
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer


"Rhyme LXXXI (Eternal Love)" by
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer


"Desire" by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge







 



Valentine's Day and Cupid and crafts projects, love, and greeting cards.


Valentine's Day

 

 

A Story - Flirting

The minister arose to address his congregation. "There is a certain man among us today who is flirting with another man's wife. Unless he puts ten dollars in the collection box, his name will be read from the pulpit." When the collection plate came in, there were 19 ten dollar bills, and a five dollar bill with this note attached: "Other five on payday."

 

 

 

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