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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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Dr. S. Rambusch

Hvor Ormen klam sig lang i Sporet strækker
og Porsen vikler Ris om Hjulets Nav
mens Hedens Syn mod Horisonten gjækker
og Luften syrnes let af Lyng og Lav,
dér kjæled Solen for en Læges Bolig
og slynged Ranker om dens røde Sten,
bag Lysthusløv sank Solen stor og rolig
med uldne Straaler fra dens gyldne Ten.

I dette Hjem gik ingen Dag til Ende,
hvor ikke Flid og Snille fik sin Daab,
her kom de hen med Sygdom og Elende,
men kjørte hjem med Vognen fuld af Haab;
der sad jeg selv saa tit og brød mit Ho'de
i Svimmelgys ved Fantasiens Rand, ...

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