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.

 Yet reade at last the storie of my Woe,
 The drerie abstracts of my endlesse Cares,
 With my Life's Sorrow interlined so,
 Smoak'd with my Sighes, and blotted with my Teares;
 The sad Memorialls of my Miseries,
 Pen'd in the griefe of mine afflicted Ghost,
 My Liues complaint in dolefull Elegies,
 With so pure Loue, as Time could neuer boast;
 Receiue the Incense which I offer here,
 By my strong Faith ascending to thy Fame,
 My Zeale my Hope, my Vowes, my Prayse, my Pray'r,
 My Soule's Oblations to thy sacred Name:
     Which Name my Muse to highest Heau'ns shall rayse,
     By chaste Desire, true Loue, and vertuous Prayse.

Michael Drayton
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