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Gustafsson, Lars: Vila Skymning

Portre of Gustafsson, Lars

Vila Skymning (Swedish)

"Vila skymning"
Det hette så.
När kvällen kom
satt man där i väntan.
Och såg de välbekanta tingen
långsamt glida in i mörkret.
Man tände inte lampan
och satt helt stilla i det falnande ljuset
och såg kvällen komma,
som den nu blev.
Och detta glidande, detta falnande
var en tröst.

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Letting Twilight Happen (English)

"Letting twilight happen"     
That’s what it was called.
When evening came
one sat there waiting.
And saw the familiar things  
slowly glide into the darkness.
We didn’t light any lamps
and sat completely still in the fading light,
and come the evening,
such as is was to be.
And this gliding, this fading
was a comfort.

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