Majsang

written by Jeppe Aakjaer

Majsang

— Jeppe Aakjaer

Hej, hvilken herlig Vind!
Nu blæses Somren ind,
Skyggen skrider over fjærne Høje;
Gøgen, den glade Skjælm,
kukker fra Digets Ælm;
Bonden knapper op sin korte Trøje.

Landet af Dis er fyldt,
Staden er solforgyldt;
blid den Syge indved Muren lister!
Blomsten slaar Øjet op,
Hækken har Knop ved Knop;
du kan næsten høre, hvor de brister.

— Ingen er idel Aand,
vi ikke idel Haand;
vi har Længsler, som i Sjælen skjælver;
Længsler mod Frimands-Kaar,
Længsler, som Næring faar,
naar sig Himlen blaa om Jorden hvælver.

Slupne fra Vintrens Tørn,
staar vi da, Vaarens Børn,
her med Sommerblæsten i vor Fane;
hvor vi end Lejren slaar,
naar vi end Sejren faar
under lyse Himle gaar vor Bane!

About the poet


Jeppe Aakjaer

Jeppe Aakjær (born in Aakjær[1] in September 10, 1866 – died in Jenle, April 22, 1930) was a Danish poet and novelist, described in Chambers Biographical Dictionary as "a leader of the 'Jutland Movement' in Danish literature". A regionalist, much of his writings were about his native Jutland. He was known for writings that reflected his concern for the impoverished and for describing rural existence. At the age of 20, he was sent to jail for speaking freely about his concerns, which the local government officials did not care for. Being an outspoken socialist Aakjær joined the Social Democratic Party. He moved to Copenhagen and worked as a proofreader and journalist. From 1907 until his death he lived on his own farm, Jenle (Jutlandish...

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