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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

 When I behold that beauties wonderment,
     And rare perfection of each goodly part:
     of natures skill the onely complement,
     I honor and admire the makers art.
 But when I feele the bitter balefull smart,
     which her fayre eyes vnwares doe worke in mee:
     that death out of theyr shiny beames doe dart,
     I thinke that I a new Pandora see;
 Whom all the Gods in councell did agree,
     into this sinfull world from heauen to send:
     that she to wicked men a scourge should bee,
     for all their faults with which they did offend.
 But since ye are my scourge I will intreat,
     that for my faults ye will me gently beat.
 

Edmund Spenser
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