Johannes Carl Andersen Poems

 

Johannes Carl Andersen was a Danish-born New Zealand poet and anthropologist who was an authority on Maori folklore and customs.  He also held down an administrative job with the Department of Lands and Survey for almost three decades. He was born on the 14th March 1873 in a small Jutland village called Klakring, the son of a watchmaker.  The family emigrated to New ...

Johan Ludvig Runeberg Poems

 

Johan Ludvig Runeberg was a poet hailing from Finland who wrote in Swedish.  He wrote the lyrics to a song called Our Land which was adopted as the national anthem of Finland and his fame and literary achievements led him to be considered the National Poet of Finland.  He wrote many religious pieces for a Finnish Lutheran hymnal, this being the nationally recognised book ...

Jessie Mackay Poems

 

Jessie Mackay was a New Zealand poet who, although never having been appointed to the position, was considered by many to be the “unofficial” poet laureate of her country.  She was one of the first native-born New Zealand poets and was a champion of national awareness through her writing.  Additionally she was, at times, a school teacher and editor of a local newspaper. She was ...

Johann Ludwig Uhland Poems

 

Johann Ludwig Uhland was a German poet, historian and lawyer.  He had a particular interest in philology and French and German medieval literature.  He also served the new German parliament during the early part of the 19th century. He was born on the 26th April 1787 in Tübingen, a town in the Duchy of Württemberg, now in present day south western Germany.  He had a keen interest ...

Jigar Moradabadi Poems

 

Jigar Moradabadi was the nom de plume used by an award winning Indian poet who is best known for his ghazal poetry written in the Urdu language.  This is a specialised form of poetry which consists of a refrain and rhyming couplets, with each line sharing the same meter. He was born Ali Sikandar on the 6th April 1890 in the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh.  ...