On New Year's Day 1838

Erik Gustaf Geijer

One of Erik Gustaf Geijer's better-known poems, with the alternative title "Ensam i bräcklig farkost".

Alone in a fragile vessel, daring
the sailor on the wide sea;
the star vault above him lies,
below, his grave roars horribly.
Forward! - is the commandment of his fate;
and in the depths, as in heaven, dwells God.

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