Saturday, October 20, 2007

Poem of the day

We haven't had these for a while, so here is one to enjoy and think about by Olav H. Hauge, a Norwegian poet writing in nynorsk. He died in 1994.

Don't Come to Me with the Entire Truth
by Olav H. Hauge

Don't come to me with the entire truth.
If I feel thirsty, don't bring the ocean,
nor heaven if I need a light,
but just a thought, a drop, a particle,
as birds leaving water carry away only drops,
and the wind a grain of salt.

Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Bly


EH said...

Mmmm, lovely. More poems of the day please. I might post some too, but some will be in swedish I think.

O.K. said...

Great poem, I can really relate to it. Just check out some movies I like. :)