ME SIGLER IKKJE SAME HAVETWE ARE NOT SAILING ON THE SAME SEA
Olav H. Haugetr. Robin Fulton
Me sigler ikkje same havet,
endå det ser so ut.
Grovt timber og jarn på dekk,
sand og sement i romet,
djupt ligg eg, seint sig eg,
stampar i broddsjø,
uler i skodde.
Du sigler i ein papirbåt,
og draumen ber det blå seglet,
so linn er vinden, so var er bylgja.
We are not sailing on the same sea
though it looks like it.
Heavy timber and iron on deck,
sand and cement in the hold,
I'm low in the water,
make slow headway,
pitch in squalls,
wail in a mist.
You're sailing in a paper boat,
your dream fills the blue sail,
so mild the wind, so meek the water.

Copyright © Olav Hauge 1962 - publ. Det Norske Samlaget "Dikt i samling";
trans. copyright © Robin Fulton 2001 - publ. White Pine Press & Anvil Press


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