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Edith Södergran

I know red and yellow, the other colors,—
but the sea, det granna granna havet, that’s most dangerous
                                                                            to look at.
What name is there for the color that arouses
this thirst, which says,
the saga can happen, even to you—

— Edith Södergran, from “Strange Sea,” trans. Averill Curdy, Poetry (March 2012)


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