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Det første Mødes Sødme

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Det første Mødes Sødme,
det er som Sang i Skoven,
det er som Sang paa Voven
i Solens sidste Rødme, --
det er som Horn i Uren
de tonende Sekunder,
hvori vi med Naturen
forenes i et Under.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. Fortællinger, Jubilæumsudgave, Fortællingerne og Digteren af Moltke Moe, Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Kristiania, København : 1907 p. 329.

Alternate version (note the spelling), from Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. Samlede Værker, Mindeutgave, Første bind, Kristiania og Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1910, p. 80:

Det første møtes sødme,
det er som sang i skogen,
det er som sang på vågen
i solens siste rødme, --
det er som horn i uren,
de tonende sekunder,
hvori vi med naturen
forenes i et under.
Note: The scores consulted for Grieg and White employ spellings from both versions (in White's, the nouns are capitalized as above). Here is the text:
Det første mødes sødme,
det er som sang i skogen,
det er som sang på vågen
i solens sidste rødme, --
det er som horn i uren
de tonende sekunder,
hvori vi med naturen
forenes [i et]1 under.
1 White: "Inett" [sic]

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  • ENG English (Nigel Parker) , "The sweetness of a first meeting", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La première rencontre", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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