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THE BLUEPRINT


These are some old poems of mine. In total there are three poems that tell a story. The first one is The Blueprint and it's in Norwegian, originally called Fasiten.


Kjæreste løve

Det finnes ingen fasit

Kom ned fra månen og avvis meg


Jeg ville klappe løven

Men løven brølte

Nå er løven på månen


Fineste løve

Jeg får ikke klappe deg

Du kan leke med garnnøstet

Det finnes ingen fasit


Kjæreste løve

Kom ned fra månen

Det er varmere her

Kom ned fra månen og mal



It doesn't translate that well, but here's a version of it in English for those of you who don't understand Norwegian.



Dearest lion

There is no blueprint

Come down from the moon and reject me


I wanted to pet the lion

But the lion roared

Now the lion is on the moon


Kindest lion

I´m not allowed to pet you

You can play with the ball of yarn

There is no blueprint


Dearest lion

Come down from the moon

It's warmer here

Come down from the moon and purr



The second one is called There is no blueprint.


The lion came

Down from the moon

When I called his name

He roared


I wanted to pet the lion

The lion remained silent

Heavy emotion appeared beneath his gaze

Still, at my touch

He purred


Next thing I know I´m on a boat

A boat which is weather-beaten

By many past storms

I can lead the boat to the shore

Because I can see the shore on the horizon


On that shore

We can play, if you like

With a ball of yarn

You know that I want you to

When there is no blueprint


I want to pet the lion

Keep him forevermore safe from the moon

I want to pet the lion

Show him the shore



The Conclusion.


Rays of sunlight

Breaking on the surface of the ocean

Are diamonds


The wildflowers

Spreading like wild fire

Dancing through the air, even here

Replace the snow


You led me to the shore

I'm happy

Knowing you alone

Is a palace



Come down from the moon.



I wanted to pet the lion

The lion roared

I wanted to pet the lion

The lion purred


I wanted to pet the lion

Keep him forevermore safe from the moon

The lion bit me

Now the lion is on the moon

Forevermore


I don't want to pet the lion

The lion bit me

He told me he would

I want to keep him forevermore safe from the moon

But the lion bit me


Now the lion is on the moon

Forevermore

Come down from the moon

Not for my sake, but for your



Love,

Nina