Naar Skytten udsender den hvasse Piil,
Maa Fuglen i Luften dale;
Han bad mig at seile vel hundrede Miil
Til sine forgyldte Sale.

I Bølgen svømmer med Dødens Mod
Den Fisk, der med Angelen leger,
De giøde mit strømmende Hierteblod
I Kongens forgyldte Bæger.

En Ørn opstiger bag salten Sø,
Dens Vinger er' altfor sorte;
Hvo bygger det Skib, der fra Verdens Ø
Kan seile til Himmerigs Porte?

Foroven glimter det høieste Tag,
Med Perler og Guld uden Lige,
At falder derfra er slet ingen Sag,
Men vanskeligt did at stige.


About Johannes Carsten Hauch


Johannes Carsten Hauch (May 12, 1790 - March 4, 1872), Danish poet, was born of Danish parents residing at Frederikshald in Norway. In 1802 he lost his mother, and in 1803 returned with his father to Denmark. In 1807 he fought as a volunteer against the English invasion. He entered the university of Copenhagen in 1808, and in 1821 took his doctors degree. He became the friend and associate of Steffens and Oehlenschläger, warmly adopting the romantic views about poetry and philosophy. His first two dramatic poems, The Journey to Ginistan and The Power of Fancy, appeared in 1816, and... 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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