Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Poems
- Choice April for me I choose! In it the old things ...
- A Day Of Sunshine It was such a lovely sunshine-day, The ...
- A Sigh Evening sunshine never Solace to my window ...
- The Dove I saw a dove fear-daunted, By howling storm-blast ...
- Ballad Of Tailor Nils If you were born before ...
- Alone And Repentant A friend I possess, whose whispers just ...
- At A Banquet Given To The Depu...
Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Bjørnson is considered as one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) Norwegian writers; the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. Bjørnson is celebrated for his lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, "Ja, vi elsker dette landet".
Childhood and Education
Bjørnson was born at the farmstead of Bjørgan in Kvikne, a secluded village in the Østerdalen district, some sixty miles south of Trondheim. In 1837 Bjørnson's father, who was the pastor of Kvikne, was transferred to the parish of Nesset, outside Molde in Romsdal. It was in this scenic ... more »
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April for me I choose!
In it the old things tumble,
In it things new refresh us;
It makes a mighty rumble,-
But peace is not so precious
As that his will man shows.
April for me I choose,
Because it storms and scourges,
Because it smiles and blesses,
Because its power purges,
Because it strength possesses,-
In it the summer grows.