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

Tryambak Bapuji Thombre was an Indian Marathi poet, whose pen name was Balkavi, also spelled as Baalkavi or Baal-kavi. Poems of Thombre deal with his love of nature and are marked by exuberant language.

Some of his poems are very "dark" while most of them depict nature in a beautiful...
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Poem of the day


Bold-faced ranger
(Perfect stranger)
Meets two well-behaved young ladies
He's attractive,
Young and active -
Each a little bit afraid is.
Youth advances,
At his glances
To their danger they awaken;
They repel him
As they tell him
He...
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