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Da Jeg Saa Hende Igjen (When I Saw You Again)

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Da Jeg Saa Hende Igjen (When I Saw You Again)

We saw each other
some years had passed.
I thought the eyes made clear those hidden thoughts.
Perhaps I dared not show you.
A smile. A glance. Such happiness.
The moment was brief. The warmth and humour in your voice.
Your voice. Your words. Almost a song.
I sing it softly now, and my cheeks begin to glow.
From the original Danish by Hans Christian Andersen

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Michael Finnissy is an English composer and pianist.

Finnissy has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, the University of Sussex, and is Professor of composition at the University of Southampton and is Composer in Residence at St. John's College Cambridge.

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