On Friday, November 9, Steve Seaberg invites everyone to remember and celebrate the life of his late wife, Rönnog Seaberg (1932 – 2007).
Rönnog Seaberg, mother, poet, author, and long standing and beloved member of Atlanta’s arts community, died at home on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. Her last poem “Old Age”, dated October 15, 2007, is included below.
With her husband of 50 years, Ms. Seaberg created a new art form: acrobatic poetry. It was the physical expression of a life that embraced the world, relied on strong family support and always broke conventions.
Born in Sweden, Ms. Seaberg earned degrees in literature and religion from the University of Uppsala. She met her Chicago-born husband while he was visiting relatives in her native country. The couple moved to Spain, wed in Morocco and vowed to live life as artists in America. They moved to Atlanta in 1970.
The evening will include films and videos of performances by the Seabergs, as well as performances by the remaining company of Seaberg Acrobatic Poetry, a troupe that included the Seabergs and younger performers. There will also be performances by several Atlanta-based performance artists including Allison Rentz and Nat Slaughter.
Rönnog Seaberg’s obituary, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, can be read here...
Old age like a tiger
ripping at your skin
to set your mind free.
We kneel of course.
If old age has such force
what strength birth should be
or the full length of life
and the whole earth!
The old silent movies run
from rusty projectors.
The spiderwebs the spiders spun
on spider spindles
food and fun.