Titlill: Icelandic Epigrams – Markmál
Fjöldi bóka: 1
Rafumbrotsform: Mobi, ePub
An enchanting book, full of accumulated wisdom and aphoristic reflections, captured in pointed and concise verses. The epigrammatic quatrains in this book are written in the tradition of Icelandic folk poetry, which has had an unbroken continuity since the settlement of the country.
The reader is invited to delve into this collection of aphoristic sayings and experience the lasting echo of the Icelandic heritage which is distilled in these inspirational verses and cautionary rhymes.
This publication aims to capture the style and spirit of the original verses by paraphrasing Icelandic rhymes into contemporary, concise English which is easily accessible to the modern reader. The proverbs in this book draw from an assemblage of epigrams and wisdom verses that capture the character and knowledge of the Icelandic people throughout its history.
If life gets tough and knocks you down,
don’t linger in the pain.
Take a deep breath, pick yourself up,
and start all over again.
Hope is the flame that illuminates
our lives in the darkest night.
Stay strong, eventually everything
is going to be alright.
A ship is safe in harbour,
but that’s not what ships are for.
A ship is meant for sailing
far from its native shore.