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.

 Ye tradefull Merchants that with weary toyle,
     do seeke most pretious things to make your gain:
     and both the Indias of their treasures spoile,
     what needeth you to seeke so farre in vaine?
 For loe my loue doth in her selfe containe
     all this worlds riches that may farre be found,
     if Saphyres, loe her eies be Saphyres plaine,
     if Rubies, loe hir lips be Rubies sound;
 If Pearles, hir teeth be pearles both pure and round;
     if Yuorie, her forhead yuory weene;
     if Gold, her locks are finest gold on ground;
     if siluer, her faire hands are siluer sheene,
 But that which fairest is, but few behold,
     her mind adornd with vertues manifold.

Edmund Spenser
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