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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

 Whilst yet mine Eyes doe surfet with Delight,
 My wofull Heart, imprison'd in my Brest,
 Wisheth to be transformed to my Sight,
 That it, like those, by looking might be blest:
 But whilst mine Eyes thus greedily doe gaze,
 Finding their Obiects ouer-soone depart,
 These now the others Happinesse doe prayse,
 Wishing themselues, that they had beene my Heart;
 That Eyes were Heart, or that the Heart were Eyes,
 As couetous the others vse to haue:
 But finding Nature their request denyes,
 This to each other mutually they craue;
     That since the one cannot the other bee,
     That Eyes could thinke or that my Heart could see.
 

Michael Drayton
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