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A Song of Balder

Balder, oh Balder, you die in our midst,
The Gods are weeping in chorus.
Balder, oh Balder, you are born in us,
here, where mankind is growing.

Blindness, oh, blindness drove you away
from where the Gods are dwelling.
Seeing - that was the doing of Earth -
you became where people believe.

Balder and Nanna, the lovely pair,
are not at home in Hel.
Balder and Nanna truly have
as their house my earthly soul.

© Original: Dan Nielsen             Solmaanen.dk
© Translation: Michaela Macha


"Balder und Nanna": Public Domain, by Friedrich Wilhelm Heine (1845-1921),
in: Wägner, Wilhelm. 1882. Nordisch-germanische Götter und Helden.

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