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.

 Love is too young to know what conscience is:
 Yet who knows not conscience is born of love?
 Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss,
 Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove;
 For, thou betraying me, I do betray
 My nobler part to my gross body's treason;
 My soul doth tell my body that he may
 Triumph in love; flesh stays no father reason,
 But rising at thy name doth point out thee
 As his triumphant prize, proud of this pride:
 He is contented thy poor drudge to be,
 To stand in thy affairs, fall by thy side.
     No want of conscience hold it that I call
     Her "love" for whose dear love I rise and fall.

William Shakespeare
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