by Karl August Tavaststjerna (1860 - 1898)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Du var mig mera nära
Language: Swedish (Svenska) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Du var mig mera nära 
än lycka till sin graf,
än tomhet är till ära,
än tiggaren sin staf.

Du var mig mera nära 
än solen blomman är,
än den som måste bära 
till bördan, som han bär.

Du var mig mera nära 
än kärleken sin bikt;
du var min ljusa, skära 
försvunna vår dags dikt.

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Confirmed with För morgonbris, dikter af K. Aug. Tavaststjerna, Helsingfors P. H. Beijer, 1883, Helsingfors Finska Litteratur-Sällskapets tryckeri 1883, page 183.


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Line count: 12
Word count: 56

Tu étais plus près de moi
Language: French (Français)  after the Swedish (Svenska) 
Tu étais plus près de moi
que le bonheur de sa tombe,
que la vacuité de l'honneur,
que le mendiant de son bâton.

Tu étais plus près de moi
que le soleil de la fleur,
que celui qui doit porter,
du fardeau qu'il porte.

Tu étais plus près de moi
que l'amour de son aveu ;
tu étais ma lumière, pure
disparue du poème de nos jours.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-12-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 67