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Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Klagende, knurrende 
Stemmer I Stormen,
haukende, hæse 
Skrig fra Mørket.

Himlen i brusende 
Fos mod Havet.
Havet med knyttede 
Klør mod Himlen

Skumsprøiten steilende 
høit foran Bougen,
flaksende mod mig i 
gustne Gestalter.

Opifra dybet 
Slanger som slikker,
henad mit Ansigt med 
valne Tunger,

Opifra Dybet, 
indover Rælingen,
famlende, kradsende, 
knoklede Hænder.

Døden staar krum bortved 
Rattet og synger.
Hjælp os, Herre 
i Himlene!1

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1 Backer-Grøndahl adds: "Hjælp!:"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2007-10-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29
Line count: 24
Word count: 64

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