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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Mors Rok

Spurven sidder stum bag Kvist;
saamænd, om ej det fyger!
Kaalgaardpilen piber trist
for Nordenblæstens Byger.
Lul, — lul! Rokken gaar
støt i Moders Stue,
og jo mere Vinden slaar,
desmer faar Arnen Lue.

Skarpe Smæld af branket Malt,
og Karters kaade Skratten,
fjerne Grynt af Husets Galt
og Barneleg med Katten —
Lul, — lul! Rokken gaar,
flittig Foden træder,
kun saalænge Hjulet staar,
som lille Søster græder.

Far har røgtet Kvæget ind,
med Halmen tættet Karmen,
gnedet Grisens blanke Skind,
at den maa holde ...

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