Poem of the Week, week 5: Inga Ravna Eira "The Gods"

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The Gods turned the soil
hid the gold under the stones
but the strangers found it

The spirits and the underworld people fled
hid in the mountain
but were nevertheless disturbed

How dare they
challenge gods and spirits

Inga Ravna Eira

Translated by Kari Wattne in Inga Ravna Eira, Poems in Sami, Norwegian and English on brunel.ac.uk

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