Naar Svanen drømmende paa Strømmen bølger,
Da tænker jeg, min tause Ven, paa Dig,
Og paa den Drøm, som Du i Sjælen dølger,
Men som Du vist engang betroer til mig.

Naar Nattens Stjerner funkler i det Høie,
Da tænker jeg, mit skjulte Haab, paa Dig,
Og paa den Glands, der funkled i Dit Øie,
Og paa det Smiil, der har fortryllet mig.

Naar bleg og længselfuld sig Maanen hæver,
Da voxer end min Længsel efter Dig.
Naar som et Dødningskib den fremad svæver,
Da tænker jeg »kan Døden frelse mig?«

Thi gjerne vorder jeg med den fortrolig,
Hvis i dens Nat jeg skal gjenfinde Dig,
Men i Himlen selv mig vorder Sorgens Bolig,
Hvis ei Du der forenes skal med mig.


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

George Gascoigne was an English poet, soldier, artist, and unsuccessful courtier. He is considered the most important poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and leading to the emergence of Philip Sidney. He was the first poet to deify Queen Elizabeth...
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Poem of the day


Ta robe lente, pas à pas, soulève et traîne
Un bruit de feuilles d’or et de roses fanées,
Et dans le crépuscule où finit la journée
L’automne est las d’avoir entendu les fontaines.

Si tu passes le long des eaux vastes et vaines,
La statue, anxieuse...
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