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Old 12-07-2016, 03:12 PM
naita naita is offline
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Location: Norway
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From Norwegian Rolf Jacobsen's 1935 poem "Myrstrå vipper" - Marsh reeds teeter, where he contrasts human society with the constancy of nature. My translation:

-Fifty years and others live in the houses,
the street cars have new signs and new
leather on the seats.
-A hundred years and the cars have stopped
in long rows, side by side they stand in never
ending caravans, piled up in large heaps,
lie with their wheels up like dead insects.
- A thousand years and the iron girder
is a red line in the sand.

Marsh reeds teeter,
bend to the east, to the west
and whisper.