Poem of the Week, week 28: Marie Takvam "I am Alone"
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I AM ALONE
I am alone with these hands
which have milked cows, baked bread,
smashed holes in ice for water,
leafed through books
been kissed by little children and men.
So infinitely do I love this life
that I cannot wither quietly
but cover my eyes
with my palms
and shout out my sorrow.
Translated by Jenifer Lloyd in Unni Langås, Towards a New Language, at nordicwomensliterature.net. 27. January 2012.
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