Isjungfrun - Vintersorg

En skepnad som vintern kar
I nattens stjarnaurora
Frostens dotter som fimbulkronan bar
Den isblaa huldra tiga
Svept i slojor vinterliga
En nysnons angel fran vitkladd glaciar

Over skarbekronta block i manskensglans
Med hogvalvd barm i lyrisk och dyrkansvard dans
Fjaten skrida fram mot frusen sjo
Dess kristalliska spegel giver bild at fager mo

Med fridsall rost hon signar
De som under isvind dignar
En fordom sang til varn, en sjalens skold
I nordskogen silvrigt skimmer
I hangdrivor vi f?rnimmer
Den hednaskona fodd ur Jokelkold

Likt tornerspel mellan frusna sfarer
Gryning ur natt sig tvingar
Stjarnevan, den nakna blekhet
Seglar pa alvevingar

Hon ater trader gennom frostportalen
Nar manljus dor for stigen sol
Det gnistrande stoft hon stror
Leder stigen till hennes drottningsstol
Over skarbekronta

[English translation:]

The Ice Maiden

A shape elected by the winter
In the starry aurora of the night
The daughter of the frost who carries the crown of the bitter winter3
The ice-blue huldra4 is silent
Shrouded in vintry veils
An angel of the new-snow from white-clad glacier

Over crust crowned blocks in m_onshine lustre
With high-arched bosom in lyrical and adorable dance
The steps stride forward towards frozen lake
Its crystalline mirror gives reflection for fair maiden

With peacefull voice she blesses
They who succumb under ice-wind
A ancient song for protection, a shield of the soul
In the northern forest silvery shimmer
In hang-drifts we perceive
The heathen beauty born from glacial cold

Like tournament between frozen spheres
Dawn forces itself from night
Star-friend, the naked paleness
Sails on fairy wings

She treads through the frost gate again
When moonlight dies for risen sun
The sparkling dust she sprinkles
Leads the path to her throne

Over crust crowned blocks in m_onshine lustre
With high-arched bosom in lyrical and adorable dance
The steps stride forward towards frozen lake
Its crystalline mirror gives reflection for fair maiden

A shape elected by the winter
In the starry aurora of the night
The daughter of the frost who carries the crown of the bitter winter
The ice-blue huldra is silent
Shrouded in vintry veils
An angel of the new-snow from white-clad glacier

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