by Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)
Translation © by Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): FRE ITA
Jeg kaldte dig mit lykkebud;
Jeg kaldte dig min stjerne.
Du blev da også, sandt for Gud,
Et lykkebud, der gik gik ud;
En stjerne, ja, et stjerneskud,
Der slukned i det fjerne.


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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz) , title 1: "Versi per un album", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Rimes d'un album", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 6
Word count: 33

Versi per un album
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Ti chiamai: mio portafortuna
Ti chiamai: mia stella 
E tu lo fosti, Dio m`è testimone. 
Là una stella tramonta, 
una stella cadente
Si spegne di lontano.


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This text was added to the website: 2006-06-23
Line count: 6
Word count: 26