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Klimaaksjonen består av forfattere, kunstnere, kritikere, oversettere og journalister. Vår målsetting er forankret i Grunnlovens §112: «Enhver har rett til et miljø som sikrer helsen, og til en natur der produksjonsevne og mangfold bevares. Naturens ressurser skal disponeres ut fra en langsiktig og allsidig betraktning som ivaretar denne rett også for etterslekten.» // Norwegian Writer’s Climate Campaign will actively participate in a much needed democratic process to act against the overheating of our planet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins: ROSA MYSTICA

 

 

1.

The rose in a mystery, where is it found?

Is it anything true? Does it grow upon ground? —

It was made of earth’s mould but it went from men’s eyes

And its place is a secret and shut in the skies.

Refrain —

In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine

Find me a place by thee, mother of mine.

 

 

2.

But where was it formerly? which is the spot

That was blest in it once, though now it is not? —

It is Galilee’s growth: it grew at God’s will

And broke into bloom upon Nazareth hill.

In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine

I shall look on thy loveliness, mother of mine.

 

3.

What was its season then? how long ago?

When was the summer that saw the bud blow? —

Two thousands of years are near upon past

Since its birth and its bloom and its breathing its last.

In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine

I shall keep time with thee, mother of mine.

 

4.

Tell me the name now, tell me its name.

The heart guesses easily: is it the same? —

Mary the Virgin, well the heart knows,

She is the mystery, she is that rose.

In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine

I shall come home to thee, mother of mine.

 

5.

Is Mary the rose then? Mary the tree?

But the blossom, the blossom there, who can it be? —

Who can her rose be? It could be but one:

Christ Jesus our Lord, her God and her son.

In the gardens of God, in the daylight divine

Shew me thy son, mother, mother of mine.

 

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Benjamin Brittens komposisjon «Rosa Mystica», med Helsinki Chamber Choir under ledelse av Tim Brown:

 

 

 

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