Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen Poems
- From The Philosopher’s Stone Now she heard the following ...
- April '- Frihed, synger Du, April! med nyfødt Grønt og ...
- The Pixy And The Grocer How bright the room seemed! It was as...
- August 'Blomsten dufter, for at brydes! Frugten modnes, for ...
- Formens Evige Magie
- November 'Tredje Reeb ind! - - Op at beslaae Mersseilet! ...
- The Dying Child Mother, I'm tired, and I would fain be ...
Hans Christian Andersen, referred to using the initials H. C. Andersen in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia; was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."
During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.
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From The Philosopher’s Stone
Now she heard the following words sadly sung,—
“Life is a shadow that flits away
In a night of darkness and woe.”
But then would follow brighter thoughts:
“Life has the rose’s sweet perfume
With sunshine, light, and joy.”
And if one stanza sounded painfully—
“Each mortal thinks of himself alone,
Is a truth, alas, too clearly known;”
Then, on the other hand, came the answer—
“Love, like a mighty flowing stream,
Fills every heart with its radiant gleam.”
She heard, indeed, such words as these—
“In the pretty ...