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*The Ground of Angels*

*Angel Ground*

Call it the angel ground, heavenly earth if you wish,
The Earth we inherited and the groves of green
Wild roses, bluebells, linden blossom, chamomile
In their beauty, let them live

Let the kids dance like angels around maple and elm,
Playing peekaboo among the flowering branches
Let the birds fly and sing for us their hymn,
Let the fish swim amongst rocks and piers

Stop eradicating forests all animals!
Let the eagle fly, let the deer run!
Let the last river that roars in our nature
Roar on amongst mountains and spruce and pine!

Call it the angel ground, heavenly earth if you wish,
The Earth we inherited, those groves of green
Wild roses, bluebells, linden blossom, chamomile
In their beauty, let them live

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The text above is my attempt to translate one of the most loved and appreciated Swedish songs.

*Änglamark*  is  written back in 1971, by Swedish poet, artist and troubadour Evert Taube. Already then it was closely related to environmental awareness and our duty to protect the land that is given to us.

Below:
*Änglamark* performed by swedish artists Frida Lyngstad(ABBA), Marie Fredriksson(Roxette), Tomas Ledin(Swedish singer, songwriter and gitarist) and  Håkan Hagegård(Swedish opera and concert singer),  in “Artists For The Enviroment”

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In the original languange:

*Änglamark*

Kalla den änglamarken eller himlajorden om du vill,
Jorden vi ärvde och lunden den gröna
Vildrosor och blåklockor och lindblommor och kamomill
Låt dem få leva, de är ju så sköna

Låt barnen dansa som änglar kring lönn och alm,
Leka tittut mellan blommande grenar
Låt fåglar flyga och sjunga för oss sin psalm,
Låt fiskar simma bland bryggor och stenar

Sluta att utrota skogarnas alla djur!
Låt örnen flyga, låt rådjuren löpa!
Låt sista älven som brusar I vår natur
Brusa alltjämt mellan fjällar och gran och fur!

Kalla den änglamarken eller himlajorden om du vill,
Jorden vi ärvde och lunden den gröna
Vildrosor och blåklockor och lindblommor och kamomill
Låt dem få leva, de är ju så sköna

Evert Taube
Swedish poet, composer, artist and troubadour (1890 – 1976)
© Eclipse 2012

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…Sleep on my arm! The night hides
under her wing your blazing cheek.
Happy and warm, soon you’ll be dreaming,
fleeing me in your dream like a wave escapes the wind…

(an excerpt from the beautiful “Nocturne” by Evert Taube)

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5 comments on “*The Ground of Angels*

  1. Eddie Two Hawks
    November 6, 2012

    A fine piece that you have choosen Eclipse. It encapsulates formablly the joy and return for the love of nature.

  2. kdawikstrom
    November 5, 2012

    Vackert!

  3. Martin
    November 5, 2012

    Such a beautiful song to praise the value of nature! We humans tend to forget that the Earth doesn’t need us but we need the Earth.

  4. viveka
    November 4, 2012

    AN ABSOLUTE STUNNING POST … ABOUT OUR NATIONAL POET, EVERT TAUBE AND … ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS BY HIM. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    • Eclipse
      November 5, 2012

      🙂 Thank you Viveka! Glad you liked it!

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