Why? Well, for great poems like his one:

(from) “Vermeer”

Passing through walls hurts human beings, they get sick from it,

but we have no choice.

It’s all one world. Now to the walls.

The walls are a part of you.

One either knows that, or one doesn’t; but it’s the same for everyone

except for small children. There aren’t any walls for them.

read “Vermeer” by Tomas Tranströmer « THE POETRY PLACE