Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom
a Swedish romantic poet, and a member of the Swedish Academy.
Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy at the University of Uppsala, he represents one of the most subversive tendencies of Swedish Romanticism, reflecting the aesthetic-religious revolution and the conservative-nationalistic devolution up to the medieval utopias.
He was extremely influenced by German Romanticism, ... more »
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The Lily Of The Valley
O'er hill and dale the welcome news is flying
That summer's drawing near;
Out of my thicket cool, my cranny hidden,
Around I shyly peer.
He will not notice me, this guest resplendent,
Unseen I shall remain,
Content to live if of his banquet royal
Some glimpses I may gain.
Behold! Behold! His banquet hall's before me,
Pillared with forest trees;
Lo! as he feasts, a thousand sunbeams sparkle,
His gracious smiles are these.
Hail to thee, brilliant world! Ye heavens fretted
With clouds of silver hue!
Ye waves of mighty ocean, tossing, ...