by Edith Irene Södergran (1892 - 1923)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

På Himalayas trappor
Language: Swedish (Svenska) 
Available translation(s): FRE
På Himalayas trappor 
sitter den store Vischnu 
och drömmer.

Oändlig är kvällen kring Himalaya.

Vitklädd 
står pilgrimen liten i purpurskenet. 
Allsmäktige, 
tag mitt liv 
för ett ögonblick av dina drömmar... 
Jag vill se vad du vill - och förgås...

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Sur les degrés de l'Himalaya", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2013-11-09
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Sur les degrés de l'Himalaya
Language: French (Français)  after the Swedish (Svenska) 
Sur les degrés de l'Himalaya
le grand Vichnou se tient assis
et rêve.

Autour de l'Himalaya les soirs sont infinis ;

Vêtu de blanc
un petit pèlerins est debout dans la lumière pourpre.
Tout-puissant,
prends ma vie
pour un instant de ton rêve ...
Je veux voir ce que tu veux -- et mourir ...

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  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-03
Line count: 10
Word count: 54