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.

 Stella, since thou so right a princesse art
 Of all the Powers which Life bestowes on me,
 That ere by them ought vndertaken be,
 They first resort vnto that soueraigne part;
 Sweete, for a while giue thy lieutenancie
 To this great cause, which needes both use and art.
 And as a Queene, who from her presence sends
 Whom she employes, dismisse from thee my wit,
 Till it haue wrought what thy owne will attends.
 On seruants shame oft maisters blame doth sit:
 O let not fooles in me thy workes reproue,
 And scorning say, See what it is to loue!

Philip Sidney
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