Poem of the Day

Faren Er Der, Stormklokken Ringer

Emil Aarestrup

Faren er der, Stormklokken ringer
Og jeg er forloren, himmelske Smerte!
Foraaret og to deilige Øine
Have sammensvoret sig mod mit Hjerte.

Foraaret og to deilige Øine -
Baade jeg og mit Hjerte ere forlorne!
Skovens Roser og Nattergale
Troer jeg, er med blandt de Sammensvorne.

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Poet of the Day

Yusuf ibn Harun al-Ramadi

Yusuf ibn Harun al-Ramadi, more commonly known as Al-Ramadi died in 1022. His birth date is febateable but is sometimes given as 917 which would make him extremely long lived especially in that period. He lived under the caliphate of Alhakén II and was famed as a writer in what became known as the Cordovan lyrical style. He is said, along with Muqadam de Cabra and Ibn Abd Rabbihi, to be one of the finest writers of the day

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