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.
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Hans Christian Andersen Poems
From The Philosopher’s Stone
Now she heard the following words sadly sung,— “Life is a shadow that flits away In a night of darkness and woe.”
'Blomsten dufter, for at brydes! Frugten modnes, for at nydes! - Lev og nyd! trara! trara!' * Ja, Øieblikket ene er det just,
The Pixy and the Grocer
How bright the room seemed! It was as if a ray of light came from the book, a luminous tree whose branches spread out across the ceiling. The leaves were fresh and green and on each branch flowers bloomed and fruit hung. The flowers were faces of young maidens, some with radiant dark eyes and other(s) with clear blue ones. The fruits were sparkling stars. All the while the most beautiful music could be heard. ...................
'- Frihed, synger Du, April! med nyfødt Grønt og Sommer-Smiil.' * (Strandveien). En ung Herre (til Hest). O, April! en deilig Maaned!
Du skal ikke troe al Snik og Snak
Aftenen [En Aften deilig, som i en Roman...
Ved Botanikeren Liebmanns Afreise til Me...
Af Rhythmer i Castagnetter
Du evige Gud, saa kjærlig og god!
'Tredje Reeb ind! - - Op at beslaae Mersseilet! - Ha, alle Djævle, hvilken Nat! -' * Nøgent, øde Sted paa Jyllands Vestkyst. (Det er Nat og Maaneskin; Skyerne jage hen over det
Den, som jeg gav af mit Hjerteblod
Ved Husets Muur stod en Hæk af Geranier
Comments about Hans Christian Andersen
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
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(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
From The Philosopher’s Stone
Now she heard the following words sadly sung,—
“Life is a shadow that flits away
In a night of darkness and woe.”
But then would follow brighter thoughts:
“Life has the rose’s sweet perfume
With sunshine, light, and joy.”
And if one stanza sounded painfully—
“Each mortal thinks of himself alone,
Is a truth, alas, too clearly known;”
Then, on the other hand, came the answer—
“Love, like a mighty flowing stream,
Fills every heart with its radiant gleam.”
She heard, indeed, such words as these—
“In the pretty ...