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.

 Late tyr'd with wo, euen ready for to pine
 With rage of loue, I cald my Loue vnkind;
 She in whose eyes loue, though vnfelt, doth shine,
 Sweet said, that I true loue in her should find.
 I ioyed; but straight thus watred was my wine;
 That loue she did, but lou'd a loue not blind;
 Which would not let me, whom shee lou'd, decline
 From nobler course, fit for my birth and mind:
 And therefore, by her loues Authority,
 Wild me these tempests of vaine loue to flie,
 And anchor fast my selfe on Vertues shore.
 Alas, if this the only mettall be
 Of loue new-coin'd to help my beggary,
 Deere, loue me not, that you may loue me more.

Philip Sidney
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