Henrik Nordbrandt


Henrik Nordbrandt Poems

1. SEJLADS 11/9/2018
2. SAILING 11/9/2018
3. VIOLINBYGGERNES BY 11/9/2018
4. THE CITY OF VIOLINMAKERS 11/9/2018
5. DAGE SENT I MARTS 11/9/2018
6. DAYS IN LATE MARCH 11/9/2018
7. NOTAT FRA KOSOVOKRIGEN 11/9/2018
8. A NOTE FROM THE WAR IN KOSOVO 11/9/2018
9. UGUR, ASAF, BEHÇET 11/9/2018
10. UGUR, ASAF, BEHÇET 11/9/2018
11. DRØM OM FORTVIVLELSE 11/9/2018
12. DREAM OF DESPAIR 11/9/2018
13. FLODENS HEMMELIGHED 11/10/2018
14. THE RIVER'S SECRET 11/10/2018
15. AT SOVE I DINE ARME 11/10/2018
16. TO SLEEP IN YOUR ARMS 11/10/2018
17. VED INDGANGEN 11/10/2018
18. AT THE GATE 11/10/2018
19. DEN RIGTIGE DANSKE SOMMER 11/10/2018
20. THE PROPER DANISH SUMMER 11/10/2018
21. APPEL TIL BLIKKENSLAGERNE 11/10/2018
22. AN APPEAL TO PLUMBERS 11/10/2018
23. SLEEPING AROUND 11/10/2018
24. SLEEPING AROUND 11/10/2018
25. GIACOMETTI HAVDE VÆRET MED 11/10/2018
26. IF GIACOMETTI HAD BEEN ALONG 11/10/2018
27. EFTER EN OND DRØM 11/10/2018
28. AFTER A BAD DREAM 11/10/2018
29. NÅR ET MENNESKE DØR 11/10/2018
30. WHEN SOMEBODY DIES 11/10/2018
31. SØLVSPÆNDET 11/10/2018
32. THE SILVER CLASP 11/10/2018
33. Sailing 1/13/2003

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/10/2018 4:09:00 AM)

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    Henrik Nordbrandt was born (21 March 1945) in Frederiksberg, a Copenhagen suburb. He studied Chinese, Turkish and Arabic at the University of Copenhagen, but ever since his debut in 1966 he has worked as a poet, novelist and essayist. Although a Danish, he has spent much of his life in Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Turkey and Spain, and this is said to have had an influence on his writing.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/10/2018 4:08:00 AM)

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    He was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 2000 for the poetry collection' 'Drømmebroer' ('Dream Bridges') . In 'Pjaltefisk' ('Seadragon',2005) he experiments with sonnet and haiku forms. Alongside numerous collections of poetry, he has also published crime fiction, children's books and even a Turkish cookery book.

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Sailing

After having loved we lie close together
and at the same time with distance between us
like two sailing ships that enjoy so intensely
their own lines in the dark water they divide
that their hulls
are almost splitting from sheer delight
while racing, out in the blue
under sails which the night wind fills
with flower-scented air and moonlight
- without one of them ever trying
to outsail the other
and without the distance between them
lessening or growing at all.

But there are other nights, where we drift
like two brightly illuminated luxury ...

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SAILING

After having loved we lie close together
and at the same time with distance between us
like two sailing ships that enjoy so intensely
their own lines in the dank water they divide
that their hulls
are almost splitting from sheer delight
while racing, out in the blue
under sails which the night wind fills
with flowerscented air and moonlight

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