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Samlade arbeten II

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Author: J.L. Runeberg
Published: 1903
Language: Swedish
Wordcount: 185,497 / 594 pg
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 925
Added to site: 2004.08.08
mnybks.net#: 8916
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

Starke voro de män af fordom.
Flammor like i skälfvande skog,
Genom fienders hopar
Fram de flögo i stridens stund.

Men när främlingars trots var brutet,
När i Shelma de syntes igen,
Milde voro de åter,
Mer än strålar af sommarns dag.

Hvi förgäta de stores söner
Fädrens seder och nära sin harm,
Om fullvuxen i yra
Morvens lugn den en gång förstör?

Se, i borgen en flicka blommar,
Gall för henne sin båge har glömt,
Rurmar sjungit om henne,
Clesamor har för henne stridt.

Hvems skall flickan af Shelma blifva,
Hvem skall plocka dig, lundarnas ros,
Fläkt kring strömmarnas stränder,
Hvem skall andas din svalkas doft?

Ändtligt brytes i salen tystnan.
Gall af bågen, den äldste till år,
Tar bland furstarne ordet;
Så han talar med kufvad harm:

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