Quietly I want to thank my fate:
never shall I be completely without you.
As a pearl grows in an oyster,
so inside me
your dewy essence sweetly grows.
I finally one day I have forgotten you -
then will you be blood of my blood,
then will you and I be one -
it is in the power  of the gods.

Translated into English by Jenny Nunn in "To a friend".

Swedish original

Copyright © 1997:
Translation from Swedish into English: Jenny Nunn

Published with the permission of:
Jenny Nunn, translation.
May and Hans Mehlin, Layout.