Janne Robberstad

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My little land

By spotogspindel | July 26, 2011

In these past few days, it seems as though Norway has gotten a new National anthem. Ole Paus wrote the music and lyrics, and several performers have been singing it, to great comfort in these days of grieving. I have made an attempt to translate it. It doesn´t sound as good when you loose the rhyms, but hopefully you´ll get an impression of the pictures presented. Here you can hear the song, sung by Maria Mena. Or watch it with this news-collage from the past days.

Sitat Mitt lille land
Et lite sted, en håndfull fred slengt ut blant vidder og fjord

Mitt lille land
Der høye fjell står plantet mellom hus og mennesker og ord
Og der stillhet og drømmer gror
som et ekko i karrig jord


Mitt lille land
Der havet stryker mildt og mykt som kjærtegn fra kyst til kyst

Mitt lille land
Der stjerner glir forbi og blir et landskap når det blir lyst
mens natten står blek og tyst



My little land,

a small place, a handful of peace tossed out among mountain-plains and fjords

My little land,

where tall mountains stand rooted between houses and people and words

And where silence and dreams grow

like an echo in poor soil.

My little land,

where the ocean flows like a mild and soft caress from coast to coast.

My little land

where stars glide past and becomes a landscape when it dawns

while the night stands dark and quiet.

Topics: Diverse | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “My little land”

  1. fromskilledhands Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 14:48

    It’s a lovely song, Janne. Sending love and light. It’s hard to find the words…

  2. Tammy McGee Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 21:13

    Dearest Janne, I thought immediately of you as my husband read the paper over breakfast. I said a prayer for your safety, and I am so relieved you are well. {{{hugs}} my heart and prayers for you and your people right now. I have missed you!! Haven’t been able to get on the computer or blog for almost a month. xoxxo Thinking of you! Hope your day is filled with joy. Talk to you soon!