Aleksander Stavre Drenova

Aleksander Stavre Drenova

Albania
Aleksander Stavre Drenova
Albania
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Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, best known under his pen name Asdreni (11 April 1872 - 1947), was one of the most well-known Albanian poets. One of his most recognizable poems is the Albanian National Anthem, Hymni i Flamurit.

Born in the village of Drenovë, near Korçë, he studied at a Greek school in his village. His father died when he was just t ...
Popular Poems
1.
The Oracle Of Dodona
In the sombre woods of ancient Dodona
Was a Dorian temple by expert hand built,
No other in this world could compare to its beauty,
Surrounded by statues of silver and gilt.
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2.
The Flute
Oh flute, I worship you with faith and longing
For I was raised, the consort of your trill divine
from the time I was a lad,
You poured dew into my soul,
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3.
To The Adriatic
I have beheld you, Adriatic, I have beheld you,
A nymph from the twinkling heavens
Sparkling with pearls, your breasts
Heaving gracefully like a sylph's.
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4.
Hymni I Flamurit
Rreth flamurit të përbashkuar,
me një dëshirë e një qëllim.
Të gjithë atje duke u betuar,
të lidhim besën për shpëtim.
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5.
Pledge To The Flag
United around the flag
With one desire and one goal
Let us pledge our word of honor
To fight for our salvation
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