I dreamed of a house by the sea, so white
it was no dream.
The summer night was so divinely clear
summer had long since gone.
I saw my love stand in the doorway,
saw her I had forsaken.
I dreamed of a house by the sea, so white,
of my love and the summer night
though it was very long ago
and though it was no dream.
(Text of the poem in the original Danish)
When We Leave Each Other: Selected Poems
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Translation copyright © 2013 by Patrick Phillips
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