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                    Heilung - LIFA

    okay, I was so blessed to have been able to see this exact show at castlefest this summer? It was the first time Heilung performed live, and Gods, I still get goosebumps? — watch it, it’s worth your hour, I promise.

My Icelandic translation of Wishing

Þú varst eitt sinn mitt ljós í myrkri
Þú varst mitt aðsetur
Þú varst eitt sinn vinur og faðir
Þá hrundi minn heimur

Ó bara ef þú værir hér á ný
Ef þú værir mér við hlið
Þær nætur sem að mig dreymir þig
Veita mér sálarfrið

Ó bara ef ég gæti heyrt rödd þína
Þótt hún hafi dáið með þér
Þó ég dreymi minn draum
Get ég ey uppfyllt ósk þína af raun
Um gott líf handa mér

Gráar bjöllur og steyptir englar
Við þeim mér ofbýður
Þau sýnast ey vera af þinni manngerð
Þú varst hlýr og blíður

I of mörg ár hef ég barist við tár,
Því deyr ey fortíðin?

Ó bara ef þú værir hér á ný
Þó ég þurfi að kveðja þig
Reyni að fyrirgefa, kenndu mér að lifa
Veit mér styrk til að reyna

Engar fleiri minningar, eða þögul tár
Nú segja skilið þarf ég við mín æskuár
Hjálpaðu mér að kveðja þig
Hjálpaðu mér að kveðja þig!


And here it is translated into English:

You were once my light in darkness
You were my home
You were once a friend and father
Then my world fell apart

Oh only if you were here again
If you were by my side
The nights that I dream of you
Give me a peace of mind

Oh only if I could hear your voice again
Even though it died with you"
Even if I dream my dream
I can’t make your wish really come true
Of a good life for me

Gray bells and sculpted angels
They distress me
They don’t seem to be like you
You were warm and gentle

For too many years I have been fighting back tears
Why doesn’t the past die?

Oh only if you were here again
Even though I have to say goodbye to you
Try to forgive, teach me to live
Give me the strength to try

No more memories or silent tears
Now I’ve got to part with my childhood years
Help me say goodbye to you
Help me say goodbye to you

La Spectre de la Rose (1938). Edward Seago (English, 1910-1974). Oil on board.

La Spectre de la Rose takes its name from the eponymous ballet that Seago had seen in Monte Carlo, and formed part of an exhibition of ballet pictures that the artist exhibited in New York in 1938. It featured the dancers Serge Lifa and Tamara Toumanova who are depicted in this work.

Cloti Week 3: Ice Cream/Dessert OR: Sky Rescues Princess Lifa by Marlene Wallace (age 8 ½)

In which you have no idea how many times I found a โ€˜Cloudโ€™ I missed when amending the names. I probably still missed a few:

Once upon a time the beautiful Princess Lifa of Niflheim was kidnapped by the Evil Zefiroth. Her father King Rockhart was very sad for the princess who had been taken far away, and told all his knights they could marry the princess if they rescued her. All the knights tried and failed to reach the Zefirothโ€™s Evil Fortress โ€“ and now there was no one in their kingdom who could save them. Just as everything seemed lost, an orphan boy called Sky Tribal arrived in the Kingdom of Niflheim. He had heard of the princessโ€™s beauty and wished to save her โ€“ and wanted to marry Princess Lifa.

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