Anemones and Kaj Munk
As the temperature begin to rise, a white carpet of flowers start covering the forest floor, it is the Anemones indicating that spring has started. (A bit late this year) There are a always interest about this flowers arrival, partly because of the joy about spring , partly because the beautiful sight, which have inspired many artists through the years.
Danes have a special connection to a song about the flower in its blue version, because of the Danish priest and poet Kaj Munk (1898-1944 killed by Gestapo) who in 1943 during WW2 wrote a touching poem called “The blue anemone”.
At the memorial service held for him in the Copenhagen cathedral in 1944, the poem had been given a melody (by Egil Harder), and was sung by one of the most beloved singer at that time Aksel Schiøtz. When the war was over in 1945, it was sung again at the Copenhagen cathedral, since then it has become a national treasure.
Kaj munks rectory in Jutland have been restored and opened to the public.
The story about Kai Munk and the anemone (in Danish)
The rectory in Jutland (in Danish)