This tiny verse about the Aurora Borealis was picked up by componist Atle Halstensen for the orchestral work that was commissioned by Nordlys Festival in Tromsø. It was sung by soprano Solveig Kringlebotn. 


               Aurora


                           Behind the day breathes the night,

                           behind the night, the world,

                           behind the world breathes the light

                           against the winter stars.


                           Behind my fear breathes my love

                           behind my love, my hope.

                           The breath of light from above

                           has healed my winter scars.