Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Brothers

Brothers in the fogs of life,
Brothers in the deprivation on Earth,
the terrible exists,
shame lives in pomp,
death wanders by our sides
sowing darkness and stench –,
Brothers, created as humans,
everything has a truth
shining sharp and clear,
everything has its law
unbreakable from the depths to the highest –,
the free human soul
has eyes created for light –,
deep in the graves of deprivation
burns eternal truth,
even on the bottom of life
the lie never becomes fire,
even in the swamp of shame
the human law glows
incomprehensible like God –

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