SLEEP

Svevn

Lat oss glida inn
i svevnen, i den
logne draumen,
glida inn – tvo
deigemne i den
gode bakaromnen
som heiter natt.
Og so vakna
um morgonen
tvo gylne
kveitekakor!

Sleep

Let us slide
into sleep, the
shelter of dreams,
slide in – two
lumps of dough
in the good oven
that we call night.
And then wake
in the morning
two golden
buns!

Olav H. Hauge
(1908-1994)