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.
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 With how sad steps, O Moone, thou climbst the skies!
 How silently, and with how wanne a face!
 What, may it be that euen in heau'nly place
 That busie archer his sharpe arrowes tries?
 Sure, if that long-with-loue-acquainted eyes
 Can iudge of loue, thou feel'st a louers case,
 I reade it in thy lookes: thy languist grace,
 To me that feele the like, thy state discries.
 Then, eu'n of fellowship, O Moone, tell me,
 Is constant loue deem'd there but want of wit?
 Are beauties there as proud as here they be?
 Do they aboue loue to be lou'd, and yet
 Those louers scorn whom that loue doth possesse?
 Do they call vertue there vngratefulnesse?

Philip Sidney
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