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Own poems & thoughts - translations

I had Thought
I had seen you for a long time, where you came
- for always I know, when you are near –
and I had thought to greet you light and cold
because I still love you too much, my dear
In this way I would defend myself with coolness
and also guard you in the same defending way,
so all our dreams should become less
and as late flowers shrink back into ice.
I had thought… but when you stopped
with this secret, amazing look,
and this distant smile I know so much about –
I understood that my plan wouldn’t work.
I took your hand and felt from its palm
A careful stroke, the little caress we
always used, once, in a crowded street
back then - when nothing was over yet… -Rudolf Nilsen – to English AriZonaMoon.