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Aftnen er stille, timerne trille

by Agathe Backer Grøndahl

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'Aftnen er stille'. Recorded by TallWall Media. 

Text

Aftnen er stille, timerne trille
Norwegian source: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Aftnen er stille,
timene trille
lydløse ned i det evige vaæld.
Kun mine tanker
lyttende vanker:
- vil hun ei komme i kvaæld,
- ei komme i kvaæld?

Vinteren drømmer,
stjernene svømmer
gjennem dens florlette syner og ler,
naævnende sommer,
elskov og blommer:
- tør hun ei møte,
- ej møte mig mer?

Havet, med panden
is-laft mod stranden,
sukker i laængsel og rejsesyg ro.
Skibe for anker,
sejlfyldte tanker,
- o, vi må findes vi to,
- må fines, vi to!

Composer

Agathe Backer Grøndahl

The composer, pianist and teacher Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847-1907) was born in Holmestrand, Norway and died in Kristiania (today Oslo) in 1907. After initial resistance, her parents recognised her considerable talent and supported her musical…

Poet

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Norwegian Nobel laureate. Bjørnson is considered to be one of The Four Greats (De Fire Store) among Norwegian writers, the…

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