John Bjarne Grover
This page was opened in july 2009 and contains most of the material which formerly was on www.geocities.com/johnbjarnegrover - the domain was closed in october 2009 after it was opened in 2004.
Articles about many things
A series of more occasional articles of various kinds
Comment on why I had to write this website.
About my literary work
Works I have written that wait for being published
Added to the file 'About my work'
The philosopher's white stone
and western history in brief - up to the 2017 general election in Germany
The blue metre
An article summing up on the blue millenial metre
The fundamental theorem
The fundamental theorem of linguistics defined by me - this is a new and strongly improved version of the former article on the same theme
Political history is now changed
Since october 2017 world history is no longer the same
Higher-order poetic logic
On various aspects of a poetic logic.
A dating with the blue metre of the old norse sagas collected in 'Heimskringla' - traditionally taken to be written around 1225 - while my method of comparison suggests that they were written in the period 1688-1761.
Some personal data
A few words on my name and birth and my education and current status.
Poems in english language
(from my 'The Endmorgan Quartet', 2008)
Unit and harper emend
It was on earlier Chalk Farm
The end of The Endmorgan Quartet
A deep ratch
A day with a mechanic sound
Two poems from 'Gentlemen'
When did it started?
Nay, it was just that I
A wedding way
There is Mary Magdalene
All the shadows are good
(from 'My mention e Anna', 2012)
'Caruso' poem #10
Poems in german language:
Poems in norwegian language:
Kavafis: 'Gefärbtes Glas'
Kavafis: 'Warten auf die Barbaren'
Kavafis: 'In einem alten Buch'
Ouyang Xiu: 'Lapis philosophorum'
Some chinese poems
Morning hymn (the rooster's crow)
When a new morn breaks over the horizon
and sprinkles light upon my dazzling day,
I see the thousand years the landscape lies on
like a red rose that rises in each ray.
The trees of fruit that years of seasons stammered,
the little bird that never hesitates,
are in the golden light that time has hammered
from the deep blueish shades that history lets.
Each line I see, each circle, each pretold square,
each star on the revolving firmament
are in the cosmic harmonies that all share
the rolling wheels of all the ways I went.
The lights of green the landscape emphasizes,
the seasons in the times of love and birth:
I see it in the golden sun that rises
that a new time will break upon this earth.
Some other articles
Photos of me
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Hetero erectus in better resolution
The Newsky church
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This is the official homepage of John Bjarne Grover. It was opened on www.geocities.com/johnbjarnegrover on 13 April 2004 and got a new front page on 11 June 2006. It was refurbished on 5 December 2007 and moved to the present location in July 2009 (while retained on the first address for yet some weeks). I am not responsible for the publication of any other documents on the web than the ones under this page. I have not heard about anybody who have got any problems from reading this page.