Poem of the Week, week 6: Mary A. Sombán Mari "May the Northern Lights"
Enjoy a weekly poem by authors from Norway and Sapmi, throughout the year.
MAY THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
May the Northern Lights
engulf it in flames
as all the silk skirts
you have touched
Translated by Edi Thorstensson in The Shadow of the Midnight Sun, Contemporary Sami Prose and Poetry, edited by Harald Gaski, Davvi Girji o.s., Káráshoka 1996, p. 246.
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Poem of the Week
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