The Voice

Poem: The ballot by Verner von Heidenstam

From the poem suite "Ett folk", first published in Svenska Dagbladet on 22 September 1899; later included in the collection Nya dikter from 1915.

Brothers, let us not flinch
scared back for what's half done.
Long is the road we have to build,
and our goal is big.
Answer, rather than clench your fist
about the right you call yours:
Give Steel a note too
or strike mine too!

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