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Monday, 10 February 2014

Stjerner og steinar - a Norwegian poem

This is a picture of a poem printed on a wall in one of our airports. I loved it when I first saw it, and wanted to share it with you. It is beautifully written in Norwegian, but I will attempt to translate it for you - although I am sure I will not be able to do it just.

Stjerner og steinar
by Odveig Klyve

Stars and stones
are hidden beneath scabs and tissue
in our black fields
pushing up through the pores
stars and stones 
We lift stones
and get lured by
Our bodies are illuminated and heavy
Stars and stones by Odveig Klyve
(translated from Norwegian by myself) 

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