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Samtímaheimildir
The Voyage across the Atlantic in 1873
Guđmundur Stefánsson

Bókmenntir
To Those Bound West
Tómas Jónasson

- Sailing away from Iceland 1873
Undína the poetess

Sailing away from Iceland 1873
Undína the poetess

The poetess Helga Steinunn Baldvinsdóttir, who adopted the pen name Undína, was one of the many who sailed west in the late summer of 1873, at the age of 16. She wrote the following poem at that time.

The trusty vessel must convey
a pallid maiden on waves
frosty island of ice away
out on the blue ocean way

Now on a wave of salty sea
the sun it does descend
just as the gentle tears proceed
which from a mournful eye fall free

Gone is the peak, gone is the farm
gone so abruptly the valley
gone is the spring, so crystal-clear
gone the beloved, far and near

Farewell to a woman and hearty man
farewell to the grove in flower
farewell to my truly cherished land
farewell to the times now passed at hand

Efnisyfirlit Heimildir Tenglar Gestabók Póstur
Ritsjóri:  Ritstjórar:  Viđar Hreinsson og Jón Karl Helgason
Höfundur meginmáls:  Viđar Hreinsson
Hönnun og samsetning:  Anna Melsteđ
Vefur c 1999 RÚV 1999