(January 29 1915
– March 2 2002
) was a Danish
poet. He was known for his nonsensical children's verse and his serious adult writings about social issues and human rights.
Rasmussen was a resistance
fighter during the German occupation
He became very well known and respected as a poet, nearly becoming a national poet of Denmark.
One of his poems, Ikke Bødlen
, was featured as one of the best poems on Human Rights on a 1979 book published by Amnesty International
Denmark, and would be later translated into the first verse of Roger Waters
' song Each Small Candle