Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

(8 December 1832 – 26 April 1910 / Kvikne)

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Poems

61. Post festum 3/31/2010
62. Per bo 3/31/2010
63. P. a. munch 3/31/2010
64. Oyvind's Song 1/1/2004
65. Over The Lofty Mountains 1/1/2004
66. Our language 3/31/2010
67. Our forefathers 3/31/2010
68. Our Country 1859 1/1/2004
69. Open water! 3/31/2010
70. On a wife's death 3/31/2010
71. Ole gabriel ueland 3/31/2010
72. Old heltberg 3/31/2010
73. Olaf trygvason 3/31/2010
74. Oh, when will you stand forth? 3/31/2010
75. Norwegian students' greeting with a procession to professor welhaven 3/31/2010
76. Norwegian seamen's song 3/31/2010
77. Norway, norway 3/31/2010
78. Norse nature 3/31/2010
79. Nils Finn 1/1/2004
80. My fatherland 3/31/2010

Our Country 1859

A land there is, lying near far-northern snow,
Where only the fissures life's springtime may know.
But surging, the sea tells of great deeds done,
And loved is the land as a mother by son.

What time we were little and sat on her knee,
She gave us her saga with pictures to see.
We read till our eyes opened wide and moist,
While nodding and smiling she mute rejoiced.

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