Bethlehem Ephrata
Synes du end mellem Sydskende ringe.
Dog skal om dig over Jorden det klinge
Israels Konge udgik derfra,
Udspringet hans gaaer dog langt tilbage,
Ophav fra Evigheds Dage!

Zion! Jerusalem!
Falde I maae vel i Fiendernes Hænder,
Dog med en Fødsels-Dag Bladet sig vender,
Ja, med det Barsel i Bethlehem!
Da skal til Israels Børn saa fage
Brødrene vende tilbage!

Hyrden fra Bethlehem!
Hjorden af ham som af Herren oplives,
Ja, i Guds Herligheds Navn skal den trives!
Mandelig vogter den Stærke dem,
Saa deres Priis under Hyrdens Hænder
Rækker til Jorderigs Ender!


About Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig


N.F.S. Grundtvig is considered to be the father of Danish folk schools. His radical ideas were the cornerstone upon which this educational reform was based. He was a Danish minister, a theologian, a poet, a philosopher, a historian, a hymn writer, a social critic, and most relevantly, an educator. His educational vision was for a unique school that would serve Danish people of all social standings, especially the farmers. He originally called it "folkelig hojskole" (loosely interpreted as "a school that would be "of and for the people"") (Borish, 1991, p. 17). His idea was to create an educational system... Read more...

Poet of the day

Giorgos or George Seferis was the pen name of Geōrgios Seferiádēs. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was also a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post...
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Poem of the day


Beijar-te a fronte linda

Beijar-te o aspecto altivo

Beijar-te a tez morena

Beijar-te o rir lascivo

Beijar o ar que aspiras

Beijar o pó que pisas

Beijar a voz que soltas

Beijar a luz que visas

Sentir teus modos frios,

Sentir tua apatia,

Sentir até répúdio,

Sentir essa ironia,

Sentir...
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