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Monday, November 08, 2004

Putting it Better than I Can

A Danish poet I like:

En gang om dagen er ensomheten så stor,
At man ikke kan stille noget op med den.

Og én er lykken.

Indimellom må man se at få ordnet sine ting.

Søren Ulrik Thomsen (f. 1956)
From: Hjemfalden, Vindrose 1991.

Huh? You don't speak Danish?

Here goes:

"Once a day, solitude is so vast
That nothing can resist it.

And once a day, happiness is.

In-between, you must get the chores done."


Blogger paula said...

very nice poem and philosophy. I like this Danidh poet. You speak Danish, too? Reads like Viking language ;-)

6:48 PM, November 08, 2004  
Blogger Radish King said...

I wonder when the 2 times are. Upon waking feels like vast solitude to me, and the happiness, perhaps, when I fall asleep. I like this.

7:45 PM, November 09, 2004  
Blogger Aisha said...

Two sensitive poets agree with me ... good :)

And yes, Ms Loudon, that makes sense, although it hadn't occurred to me to wonder when.

Gave this to a friend who had a lot to get done...put it on kitchen cupboard and it worked like a charm.

10:00 PM, November 09, 2004  
Blogger Aisha said...

Danish is written almost exaclty likr Norwegian.
Pronounced differently though.
And four of the five Nordic languages are Viking languages, descended from Old Norse. Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.

10:04 PM, November 09, 2004  

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