Poem of the Week, week 51: Hanne Aga "I See You"

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You shine so brightly
that I have to close my eyes.

On my eyelids
my awakening dances
quite an eternity.

My heart does pole vaults.

Hanne Aga (1947-2019)

Translated by Randi Marie Røsnes in Scandinavian Love Poems, An Anthology by Fritz König and Randi Marie Røsnes, Eget Forlag, Drammen, 2007, p. 2007.

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