Song

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Nineteen Poems

Dark faces around –

The clear glasses on the table –

The white surf

the white snow

and eternal storm,

our weak courage

in the noise of the world –

Down in front of the glass’ edge

sinks the Almighty’s beard

his giant calmness, his commanding gaze,

his tearful smile –

The white surf

the white snow

and eternal storm,

our weak courage

in the noise of the world –

Drink up,

God help us little ones –