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Studie efter Naturen (Nature Study) (1916)

Studie efter Naturen (Nature Study)

Solen skinner i Naboens Gaard,
Husene ere saa lave,
Gaarden har Plads til en Mødding kun
og en trealens Have.
Haven er i sin egen Maner,
den har slet ingen Gange;
men den ejer een Stikkelsbær-Busk, der er saa god som saa mange.
Mutter i Dag har næstendeels skjult baade Mødding og Have,
thi sine Sengklæder paa et Stillads har hun i Solen, den Brave!
Ungerne sole sig si ogsaa lidt,
ligge paa Dyne og Pude,
hver har i Haanden et Smørrebrød, som de fortære derude;
Smørret smelter i Solens Brand, - Søvnen over dem daler,
Gaardhanen stikker sit Hoved frem,
bryster sig stolt og galer.

Studie efter Naturen (Nature Study)

Sunshine over the neighbouring yard,
The houses are so low,
The yard only has room for a dunghill,
and a garden of trees.
The garden has a way of its own,
It has no paths at all,
but it has one gooseberry shrub, as good as any other.
Today, mother has nearly hidden both dunghill and garden,
for she has put her bedding on a scaffold in the sun,
the brave one!
The children are sunbathing too,
laying on blankets and pillows,
each with a pastry in their hands, which they are eating,
The butter is melting in the flame of the sun,
Sleep falls over them,
The rooster rears his head, proudly puffs himself up, and crows.

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

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Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and many more.

His stories have inspired ballets, both animated and live-action films, and plays.

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