Opfordrer jeg min Sangerinde,
At tænde Flammer i min Sjæl
Strax spørger hun til mine Vinde;
Og om jeg kan fordøye Vel -
Berører jeg de gyldne Strænge,
Og vil jeg tvinge dem til Sang
Da er et evigt Penge, Penge,
Fra først til sidst der Jammer-Klang

Det er til Dunsers Borg, den slagne Lande-Vey
Din Sang er skurrende, og tie kan Du ey

Frue Mary, hun ligger paa bløden Seng,
Saa stadselig.
Hun tænkte paa sin syge Dreng
Hvor gaaer det dig? -
Saa sørgelig klinger den gyldne Harpe

Frue Mary hun ringer paa Tærnen blaae -
Klingelingelingeling -
Vær snar Grete lille, lad Rokken stae!
Kilt dig op og spring.
Saa sørgelig klinger den gyldne Harpe -


About Johannes Ewald


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Poet of the day

John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University...
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Poem of the day


One Joseph 'Rudy' Julian,
A World War Two Marine,
Was killed on Iwo Jima in a
A most heroic scene.

On Iwo Jima, forty-five,
Where three Marine Divisions fought,
The enemy vowed kill ten of us
Before each being caught.

The nineteenth day of...
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