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.

 Ah Colin, whether on the lowly plaine,
     pyping to shepherds thy sweete roundelaies:
     or whether singing in some lofty vaine,
     heroick deedes, of past, or present daies:
 Or whether in thy louely mistris praise,
     thou list to exercise thy learned quill,
     thy muse hath got such grace, and power to please,
     with rare inuention bewtified by skill,
 As who therein can euer ioy their fill.
     O therefore let that happy muse proceede
     to clime the height of vertues sacred hill,
     where endles honor shall be made thy meede.
 Because no malice of succeeding daies,
     can rase those records of thy lasting praise.

                                          G. W. I.

Edmund Spenser
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