Samaris - Brennur stjarna (English translation)

English translation

A star is burning

We were not created to understand
and explain all the deepest reasons
but no one can shackle a national will that is free -
its death is its own fault.
There's a star burning bright on the eastern way
casting a glare over the fatherly field.
In the south the sun grows higher with each passing day,
the sails twinkle, stretching on the flagpole.
Submitted by Andrea Corleto on Wed, 30/08/2017 - 17:56
Added in reply to request by jacob.hymel.9
Last edited by Andrea Corleto on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:26
Author's comments:

Please correct the original lyrics, it should be /i/feigð/i/ instead of /i/fegð/i/

The poem by Davíð Stefánsson first appeared in 1941, three years before Iceland gained full independence from the Danish crown.


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