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Hvad jeg elsker

Hans Christian Andersen 1805 (Odense) – 1875 (Copenhagen)

Jeg elsker Havet, naar det stormer vildt!
Jeg elsker det, naar Fladen ligger mildt,
Og Maanen speiler sig i Dybets Blaae.
Jeg elsker Bjergene, jeg aldrig saae!
De store Floder og de dybe Dale.
Jeg elsker Skovens grønne Sommersale!
Den tause Nat med al sin Stjerne-Hær,
Og Aftenrøden i sit stærke Skjær!
Den hvide Riimfrost paa den nøgne Green;
— Men hade — nei, jeg hader ikke Een!
Jeg hader kun hver bitter, grusom Lyst!
Jeg hader Syndens Tanke i mit Bryst!
Jeg hader Mysticismens Pave-Baand!
Men elsker Barnet og hver barnlig Aand,
Jeg elsker Tanken i sin stolte Gang,
Og Tonekunsten med sin Længsels Sang!
Jeg elsker Blomsten med sin friske Duft,
Og Fuglen i den rene, frie Luft!
Jeg elsker Vennen, høit som Himlens Blaae!
Og Qvinden — — ja! een eneste jeg saae,
Og hun var Brud — det var jo ret en Lyst! -
Jeg elsker denne Længsel i mit Bryst!
Jeg elsker Graven med sin dybe Fred,
Og Tanken om den store Evighed! -

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