Johannes Carl Andersen

(14 March 1873 - 19 June 1962 / Klakring, Jutland)

Poems of Johannes Carl Andersen

1. Maui Victor 1/4/2003
2. Soft, Low and Sweet 1/4/2003
3. Summer 1/1/2004

Soft, Low and Sweet

Soft, low and sweet, the blackbird wakes the day,
And clearer pipes, as rosier grows the gray
   Of the wide sky, far, far into whose deep
   The rath lark soars, and scatters down the steep
His runnel song, that skyey roundelay.

Earth with a sigh awakes; and tremors play,
   Coy in her leafy trees, and falt'ring creep
Across the daisy lawn and whisper, "Well-a-day,"

[Hata Bildir]