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Kalliope

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.
26-02-2012
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.
Sonnet

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 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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