If you aren't familiar with the song, here's a loose translation:
We won't sleep the summer night away,
It's too light for that.
Instead we'll wander together
under the leaf laden trees.
Then we'll wander together,
Through the flowery grass.
We won't sleep away the summer night
that curls our hair with dew.
We won't sleep away the scent of hay
and grasshoppers playing in the meadow
Instead we'll wander under pale blue sky
until the birds lift their wings.
Happy midsummer from the staff of Viking magazine!
Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585.