Henrik Wergeland

(17 June 1808 – 12 July 1845 / Brevik)

Henrik Wergeland Poems

1. To A Pine Tree 4/26/2012
2. The First Embrace 4/26/2012
3. The Army Of Truth 4/26/2012
4. Juleaftenen (Christmas Eve ) 1/1/2004

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The Army Of Truth

Words, the world so light esteemeth?
Lower yet,
words in poet’s stanza set!
O how frail your power seemeth,
to be fighting
for the truth mankind is slighting.

Truth should come with thunder pealing,
flashing Levin:
To her succour sent from Heaven,
angel hosts their cohorts wheeling,
wide extended,
should escort her advent splendid.

Ah! Why comes she not, th’exalted,
hither now?
With a helm about her brow,
fashioned of the sky star-vaulted,
fiercer looming,
swords her radiant pinions pluming?

Why are not her ...

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