Svavar Knútur - Hvert örstutt spor (English translation)

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Icelandic

Hvert örstutt spor

Hvert örstutt spor var auðnuspor með þér,
hvert andartak er tafðir þú hjá mér
var sólskinsstund og sæludraumur hár,
minn sáttmáli við guð um þúsund ár.
 
Hvað jafnast á við andardráttinn þinn?
Hve öll sú gleði er fyrr naut hugur minn
er orðin hljómlaus utangátta og tóm
hjá undrinu að heyra þennan róm,
 
hjá undri því, að líta lítinn fót
í litlum skóm, og vita að heimsins grjót
svo hart og sárt er honum fjarri enn,
og heimsins ráð sem brugga vondir menn,
 
já vita eitthvað anda hér á jörð
er ofar standi minni þakkargjörð
í stundareilífð eina sumarnótt.
Ó alheimsljós, ó mynd sem hverfur skjótt.
 
Submitted by maluca on Wed, 07/02/2018 - 21:13
Last edited by Ww Ww on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 23:49
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English translation

Every tiny step

Every tiny step was a step of fate with you
every moment, that you spend next to me
was a while of sunshine, and a high blissful dream
my pact with god for a thousand years
 
what compares to your breath?
How all that delight that my soul enjoyed before,
has become silent, isolated and empty
with the wonder of hearing this voice
 
with this wonder of seeing a little foot
In little shoes, and knowing that the worlds prison
so hard and painful, is still far for him
and also the world's bad men who intrigue
 
yes knowing that something here on earth
stands beyond my thanksgiving
in a summernight's eternity of a moment
oh worldwide light, oh image, that vanishes quickly
 
Submitted by fiðrildi on Thu, 15/02/2018 - 03:04
Added in reply to request by maluca
Last edited by fiðrildi on Fri, 16/02/2018 - 14:32
Author's comments:

not a native speaker so pls be nice and kindly correct any mistakes you see, thank you! Regular smile

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maluca    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 12:56

Hi, thank you!
I don't speak Icelandic, but I think there is a "you" missing here:
every moment, that spend next to me

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