Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Lackyng my loue I go from place to place,
     lyke a young fawne that late hath lost the hynd:
     and seeke each where, where last I sawe her face,
     whose ymage yet I carry fresh in mynd.
 I seeke the fields with her late footing fynd,
     I seeke her bowre with her late presence deckt,
     yet nor in field nor bowre I her can fynd:
     yet field and bowre are full of her aspect,
 But when myne eyes I thereunto direct,
     they ydly back returne to me agayne,
     and when I hope to see theyr trew obiect,
     I fynd my selfe but fed with fancies vayne.
 Ceasse then myne eyes, to seeke her selfe to see,
     and let my thoughts behold her selfe in mee.

Edmund Spenser
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