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The Boat in the Evening The Boat in the Evening by Tarjei Vesaas
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“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”
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“Bewilderment increases in the presence of the mirrors.”
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“Where the Flame was burning

By the long grey road
there is ash after a fire gone out
and signs of departure
in dust and heat.

That is all.
But the flame that burned
in the circle of the travellers
whirled only before the eye
in unextinguished longing.

They were travelling for a dream
and could give all,
and must go on in their searchings
and their unease,
and the bonfire burned on
in every edge of sight,
whilst new searchers dug in the ashes
and in the ground under the ashes,
and it is dream
that is happiness
for those journeying.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening
“Words, words.
No more words now.
Here is my thirsting hand.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening
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“One must gradually learn the truth about the boundaries between what is great and what is small.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening