Henrik Johan Ibsen
Henrik Johan Ibsen Poems
- Mountain Life IN summer dusk the valley lies With far-flung...
- Thanks HER griefs were the hours When my struggle was ...
- In The Picture Gallery With palette laden She sat, as I ...
- Burnt Ships TO skies that were brighter Turned he his ...
- Wildflowers And Hot-House Plan... 'GOOD Heavens, man, what a ...
- A Brother In Need NOW, rallying once if ne'er again, With ...
- Gone THE last, late guest To the gate we followed; ...
Henrik Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of prose drama" and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder.
Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theater was required to model strict mores of family life and propriety. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a ... more »
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IN summer dusk the valley lies
With far-flung shadow veil;
A cloud-sea laps the precipice
Before the evening gale:
The welter of the cloud-waves grey
Cuts off from keenest sight
The glacier, looking out by day
O'er all the district, far away,
And crowned with golden light.
But o'er the smouldering cloud-wrack's flow,
Where gold and amber kiss,
Stands up the archipelago,
A home of shining peace.
The mountain eagle seems to sail
A ship far seen at even;
And over all a serried pale
Of peaks, like giants ranked in mail,