Jeppe Aakjaer

(1866-1930)

Jeppe Aakjaer
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Jeppe Aakjær (born in Aakjær[1] in September 10, 1866 – died in Jenle, April 22, 1930) was a Danish poet and novelist, described in Chambers Biographical Dictionary as "a leader of the 'Jutland Movement' in Danish literature". A regionalist, much of his writings were about his native Jutland. He was known for writings that reflected his concern for the impoverished and for describing rural existence. At the age of 20, he was sent to jail for speaking freely about his concerns, which the local government officials did not care for. Being an outspoken socialist Aakjær joined the Social Democratic Party. He moved to Copenhagen and worked as a proofreader and journalist. From 1907 ... more »

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Hejmdals Vandringer

Han kommer fra Norden,
fra Landet bag Fjorden,
hvor Vindene vysser de vuggende Flæg;
og Duggen den perler
i Digernes Snerler
og glimter i Brand paa hans sølverne Skjæg.
Han stryger med Haanden det bøjede Korn,
mens milelangt glimter hans Gjallarhorn.

Det er paa de Tider,
da Byggen hun skrider,
og Storken han flyver med Snog til Bo,
da Porsene sveder
om Hjejlernes Reder,
og Myggene danser for korntømt Lo,
da Pigerne river langs sivsat Strøm
i Højsommerlængsler og Elskovsdrøm.

Saa langelig blide
de Skyer henglide, ...

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