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Poetry

Let the Small Words Come to Me

Translated from Norwegian

Let the small words come to me
Don't let the demanding ones stop them
If I get everything I have a right to, but not love,
then I get too little
Praised be the children I will never have enough of
Praised be the children I will never have
Praised be life that I cannot invent
Praised be poems that I cannot write
Let the small words come to me

For the author's “How Is One to Hang Up?” please click here.

English

Let the small words come to me
Don't let the demanding ones stop them
If I get everything I have a right to, but not love,
then I get too little
Praised be the children I will never have enough of
Praised be the children I will never have
Praised be life that I cannot invent
Praised be poems that I cannot write
Let the small words come to me

For the author's “How Is One to Hang Up?” please click here.