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Maya Danser (Maya's Dance)

by Per Nørgård

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Text & Translation

Maya Danser (Maya's Dance)
Danish source: Ole Sarvig

Se, Maya star så ene skønt hun har en mand.
Er, da en blomst alene I sin blomsterstand?
Hun finder ingen glæde under hjertets skat.
Hør evigheden summer om os denne nat!
Sorgen, sorgen gæster alle.
Ingen kan gå fri.
I flæng slår sorgen os ned.
Se Maya danser for sin søn!

Sorg er jo alle stjerner som vi aldrig når.
Ingen kan tage lykken den du kun kan få.
Døden star kold iskold bagved alting kendt.
Hvem ved hvad himmeldybet til dit liv har sendt?

Maya Dances
English translation © James Manley

See, Maya stands alone, although she has a husband.
Yet is a flower alone when standing among flowers?
No pleasure can she find beneath the treasure of the heart.
Listen, eternity murmurs around us on this night!
Sorrow, sorrow visits all.
No one can escape.
All in a row we are struck down by sorrow.
See Maya dancing for her son!

Sorrow is all the stars we never reach.
No one can take the happiness only you can have.
Death stands stark and ice-cold behind everything familiar. Who knows what the depths of heaven have sent to your life?

Maya Danser (Maya's Dance)
Danish source: Ole Sarvig

Maya Dances
English source: James Manley

Se, Maya star så ene skønt hun har en mand.
See, Maya stands alone, although she has a husband.
Er, da en blomst alene I sin blomsterstand?
Yet is a flower alone when standing among flowers?
Hun finder ingen glæde under hjertets skat.
No pleasure can she find beneath the treasure of the heart.
Hør evigheden summer om os denne nat!
Listen, eternity murmurs around us on this night!
Sorgen, sorgen gæster alle.
Sorrow, sorrow visits all.
Ingen kan gå fri.
No one can escape.
I flæng slår sorgen os ned.
All in a row we are struck down by sorrow.
Se Maya danser for sin søn!
See Maya dancing for her son!

Sorg er jo alle stjerner som vi aldrig når.
Sorrow is all the stars we never reach.
Ingen kan tage lykken den du kun kan få.
No one can take the happiness only you can have.
Døden star kold iskold bagved alting kendt.
Death stands stark and ice-cold behind everything familiar. Who knows what the depths of heaven have sent to your life?
Hvem ved hvad himmeldybet til dit liv har sendt?

Composer

Per Nørgård

Per Nørgård is a Danish composer.

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