Poem by Knut ODEGARD
Dr Knut Odegard was born in Molde, Norway in 1945. He studied theology and philology at the University of Oslo and University of Cambridge. His first poetry book was published in 1967, and since then there are 15 more poetry books.He has also written prose books, non- fiction,essays and a play.Knut Odegard is the most widely translated contemporary Norweign literature-41 languages. In 1989 he was appointed lifetime Norweign State Scholar by the Parliament of Norway.Odegard is the founder of the Norweign International Festival of Literature, Bjornsonfestivalen. He is a member of the Norweign Academy.He was knighted by the King of Norway in 1997. In 2017, he was knighted by Icelandic, in 2016 knighted by the Papal Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem ((Vatican). He has received numerous literary awards from many countries. Knut Odegard is Consul General for the Republic of Macedonia.
Little Knut wondered what
God looked like.
No, he is only visible
In his creations, all the Earth
Is full of his glory, Said Big Knut.
Well then, maybe the fields here are
God’s skin,said Little Knut.
And the air here is God’s breath?
Knut Kecil bertanya
bagaimana agaknya rupa Tuhan
Bukan begitu, Dia kelihatan
dalam semua ciptaan Nya,
seluruh dunia penuh dengan kegemilangan Nya,
kata Knut Besar.
Kalau begitu, mungkin padang ini adalah kulit Tuhan,
kata Knut Kecil
dan mungkin udara ini adalah hembusan nafas Tuhan?
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