Til A. Bournonville [du Giver Os En Digtning Uden Ord]

written by Hans Christian Andersen

Til A. Bournonville [du Giver Os En Digtning Uden Ord]

— Hans Christian Andersen

Du giver os en Digtning uden Ord,
Og dog saa talende med Sandheds Stemme;
Vi er med Dig til Sømands-Fest ombord
Der fjernt fra Danmark og dog deiligt hjemme.
Den blussende Granatblomst har Du lagt
Imellem frisk Skovmærke; — hvilken Pragt
Af Skjønheds Digt har dog Din Sjæl igjemme!
Igjen en Perle fra din Rigdom har Du bragt,
Igjen en Krands, som vi taknemligt gjemme.

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen, referred to using the initials H. C. Andersen in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia; was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling." During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. Early life Hans Christian Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, on Tuesday, April 2, 1805. He was an only child. "Hans", "Christian" and "Andersen" were (and are) traditional and...

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