Almanac Poetry: Young Björn Encounters Sigrid


Young Björn Encounters Sigrid


In every Swedish
adolescent rite-of-passage movie,
there’s a blonde busty passionate Amazon,
in her middle twenties,
who startles the virginal teen male lead
by taking off all of her clothes.
She tenderly strips the young man nude
then instructs him, slowly, in the act of love.


Nothing like this ever happened in my Australian boyhood.


(Acknowledgements: first published in Tamba, Goulburn Valley Writers Inc., 2001; then in my poetry book Vigorous Vernacular, Picaro Press, 2008, reissued by Ginninderra Press, 2018.)





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Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, was published in late 2020 by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.


  1. george smith says

    Better than French movies, when after the relationship is err, consummated, someone gets shot!

  2. Kevin Densley says

    Yes. I agree, George – much better!

  3. Eloquently conveyed, Kevin….and so true (unfortunately).

  4. Kevin Densley says

    Ah yes, Damian …

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