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O, lad ei svinde
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG
O, lad ei svinde
Timen unyttet bort!
Nornerne spinde,
Tvundet af Rødt og Sort,
Livstraaden alt for kort, -
Lad den ei svinde!
 
Elskede, Kjære!
Kom til mit stille Bryst;
Jeg vil jo bære
Dig og din Sorg og Lyst,
Hviil i min Arm saa tyst, -
Elskede, Kjære!
 
Smykker den blanke,
Levende Ædelsteen,
Taaren, min ranke,
Duftende Rosengreen?
Ak, hver din Taare reen
Blier mig en Tanke.
 
Yndigste Lilie!
Fyldig og blid og øm!
Er det din Villie,
Seile vi Livets Strøm,
Drømme den samme Drøm,
Yndigste Lilie!
 
Lad da ei svinde
Timen [uændset]1 bort;
Nornerne spinde,
Tvundet af Rødt og Sort,
Livstraaden alt for kort, -
O, min Veninde!

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1 Cormontan: "unyttet"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Mark DeGarmeaux) , "O let it not fade away", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Michael Jorgensen

This text was added to the website: 2013-09-06
Line count: 30
Word count: 111