Poem of the Week, week 14: Jon Fosse "Night Psalm"

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There is an earth that opens wide
its night of black abyss
and soul and body will it hide
until there’s none to miss

There is a night that meets with you
receives you nice and soft
and lets you rest with honour due
hand, foot and soul aloft

For God he is in all on earth
in teeming night above
your soul is His, you are His worth
you shine His heaven’s love

Jon Fosse

Translated by May-Brit Akerholt

From Poems, Shift Fox Press Series Book 1, Canada, 2014, p. 109.

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