The Hare And The Fox

The fox lay still by the birch-tree's root
  In the heather.
The hare was running with nimble foot
  O'er the heather.
Was ever brighter a sunshine-day,
Before, behind me, and every way,
  O'er the heather!

The fox laughed low by the birch-tree's root
  In the heather.
The hare was running with daring foot
  O'er the heather.

I am so happy for everything!
Hallo! Why go you with mighty spring
  O'er the heather?

The fox lay hid by the birch-tree's root
  In the heather.
The hare dashed to him with reckless foot
  O'er the heather.
May God have mercy, but this is queer! --
Good gracious, how dare you dance so here
  O'er the heather?

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. more…

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