Stjärnorna

När natten kommer
står jag på trappan och lyssnar,
stjärnorna svärma i trädgården
och jag står ute i mörkret.
Hör, en stjärna föll med en klang!
Gå icke ut i gräset med bara fötter;
min trädgård är full av skärvor.


Stars

When night falls
I stand on the steps and listen,
stars swarm in the garden
and I stand outside in the darkness.
Listen, a star fell with a clang!
Don’t step on the grass with bare feet;
my garden is full of shards.

Edith Södergran

Edith Södergran (1892-1923) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet,  who was born and died in Karelia (Russia). One of the first modernists in Swedish-language literature, her influences came from French Symbolism, German expressionism, and Russian futurism. Read more … 

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