Karl sejred ved Romas Porte,
Og Holger Danske var med.
Paa Hingste vilde og sorte,
For Ørknens Sønner af Sted.

Barbaren svinged sin Lanse
Med kristne Hoveder paa.
Jeg lærte min Hingst at danse
Paa Purpur og Silke blaa.

I Purpur og Silkeklæder
Laa Lig under Hestesko.
Den Vej til Sejer og Hæder
Blev kaldt Holger Danskes Bro.


About Bernhard Severin Ingemann


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Poet of the day

Born in 1714 in Halesowen (now Worcestershire) England living at the family home 'The Leasowes'. Halesowen, which, up to the early years of the 18th century was in part of Shropshire. He was educated at Solihull Grammar School, where he met and became firm friends with the future poet Richard...
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Poem of the day


Jeg saae kun tilbage. Mig Livets Lyst bortklang;
Da toned mig i Sjælen saa trøstelig en Sang;
See frem, men ei tilbage! Hvad Hjertet attraaer,
Maaskee dog engang under Solen du naaer.

Lad Bølger bortrulle! lad Løvet flagre hen!
Rask bruser dog Strømmen, frisk Skoven staaer...
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