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Songs

Høgen (1905) Op. 21


Part of a series or song cycle:

Strofiske Sange (Strophic Songs) (Op. 21)


Høgen

Vær hilset, høg, over granetop!
Du stoltest fugl i skoven.
Du stirrer trodsigt mod himlen op,
din flugt er vild og forvoven.
Du kløver brisen i vilden lyst,
mens grønligt øjnene spejde.
Du hugger dit næb i din fjendes bryst
og aldrig du skænker ham lejde.
Du er en røver for Gud og mand,
i blod du sølede hammen.
Du ser med foragt på den vrikkende and
der spejler sin fedme i dammen.
Jeg elsker vel ej din blodige klo,
men flugtens sus på din bringe.
Dit vilde blik fra dit stolte bo
og solens blink på din vinge.

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Composer

Carl August Nielsen was a Danish composer, conductor and violinist, widely recognised as his country's most prominent composer.


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Poet

Jeppe Aakjær was a Danish poet and novelist. His work particularly focussed on his home region of Jutland.


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